Fig Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - (Pachylia ficus)
The Fig Sphinx Moth Caterpillar experiences extreme color changes that range from white, to two-toned, to twig-mimic.
The Fig Sphinx Moth Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
green; brown; white; albino; orange and green; two-toned; lines; stripes; black head; white head; green head; black horn; tail; spike; thorn; tree bark; green middle; orange top green bottom; white diagonal slant lines on side.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Missouri; New Mexico; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; Mexico.
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Fig Sphinx Moth Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.