Look What the Cat Dragged In

A present from our Athena Kitty. A mostly-dead white-lined sphinx moth. Sometimes called a hummingbird moth or hawk moth. It’s furry and has big eyes. It’s a pollinator, too.

But it has a dark side. The caterpillar stage looks a little scary. It’s a horn worm that feasts on tomatoes, grapes, apple trees, elm trees, fuchsia and many other plants.

By Kazvorpal - Panasonic Lumix zs20, edited in Adobe Photoshop CS 5, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32163016
(By Kazvorpal – Panasonic Lumix zs20, edited in Adobe Photoshop CS 5, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32163016)

Seen any weird bugs in your yard? I want to see. deb@riverboise.com

~Debbie