Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1261576

Catalpa sphinx
Ceratomia catalpae

Observation date: July 19, 2020
Submitted by: Cyrus Li
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Catalpa tree about 4 meters tall absolutely doused in caterpillars, the majority of which are 5th instars. Some smaller caterpillars had braconid wasp cocoons. Hordes of tachinid flies swarm the tree with great enthusiasm.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 19, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Partner project: National Moth Week
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Floyd County