Virginia Creeper Hornworm - (Darapsa myron)
The green or brown Virginia Creeper Hornworm sits on fences and posts where the Virginia Creeper vine grows wild.
The Virginia Creeper Hornworm becomes the Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth and its adult counterpart is also known by the name(s) of: Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth Caterpillar.
The Virginia Creeper Hornworm can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
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 Virginia Creeper Hornworm as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.