On Aug 10, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:
While the caterpillar eats the foliage of Virginia Creeper and grape vines, the adult only eats decaying fruit and fermented tree sap. In this area, it's not a terrible pest. Wingspan is 2" to 2 3/4" .
Found in Quebec and southern Ontario, south throughout the eastern US.
The caterpillar is leaf green with a bluish green underside, streaked with white on the sides. It sometimes is parisitized by wasp larvae.
On Jan 25, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Other Host plants for this moth's larvae are Ampelopsis, and viburnums.
One of our most common Sphinxes.