Pandorus Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - (Eumorpha pandorus)
The plump Pandorus Sphinx Moth Caterpillar feeds on vines growing in the garden and in the wild.
The Pandorus Sphinx Moth Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
green body; orange body; brown body; white side spots; orange side spots; green head; orange head; red eyespot; rear end; curled tail; red horn; red tail; white eyespot; black specks; plump; chubby; fat; thick; smooth.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico.
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Pandorus Sphinx Moth Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.