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Scientific name: Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Vitales: Vitaceae: Parthenocissus virginiana
Common Name: Virginia Creeper
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Figure 1. A Garden-1 green caterpillar green flower green fruit purple fruit vine
Figure 2. A lateral view of the same larva. It drew back its anterior end after my camera came too close to it.
Figure 3. A lateral view of the same larva.
Figure 4. A ventral anterior view of the same larva.
The Hog Sphinx is native to southern Quebec through Florida and west through North Dakota and Texas (Covell 1984, plate 6, page 43). This moth is a common sphinx in eastern North America. Larvae of this moth feed on Porcelainberry, viburnums, and Virginia Creeper. There are two broods per year. Adults occur from April through September. Another common name for this moth is Virginia Creeper Sphinx.
Covell, C. V., Jr. 1984. A Field Guide to the Moths of Eastern North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA. 496 pp.
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