Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1187305

Hermit sphinx
Lintneria eremitus

Observation date: September 13, 2018
Submitted by: marion mahn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: the caterpillar is sitting on an agapash plant of which it fed and was covered in wasp cocoons, which I took off and I was wondering if the caterpillar might have a chance to survive. I will keep on watching it to see what will happen to it. The photos show the caterpillar first with the cocoons and then after I have taken them off. Can you please identify the caterpillar ?
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: September 13, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Bergen County, United States, New Jersey