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Found when cleaning up freeze-killed tomato plants in vegetable garden. Hornworm was not too "spiffy". Temp. about 50 F.
144mm wingspan. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
Bombycoidea is a superfamily of moths. It contains the silk moths, emperor moths, sphinx moths and relatives. The Lasiocampoidea are close relatives and sometimes merged in the present group. Their larvae exhibit horns.