Pupal stage of the Tobacco hornworm. The hornworm was collected from a tomato plant at the end of last growth season and overwintered in a terrarium. Soon to become the adult Sphinx moth, a striking moth that can hover much like a humming bird. Photo by Ivy Marshall.
On the leaves of Caterpillar Tree (Catalpa bignonioides).
This moth was found resting in the shade of the stairs. No other Laurel Sphinx moth was seen or found while outside.
Larva feeding on outer layer of plant, moderately active. Sunny day.