This worm caterpillar is munching on my Nicotianas leaves. Can anyone tell me what kind it is? It's mostly green hanging under the leave on top right. I also found a few tiny white eggs.
I'd really appreciate an ID, thanks.
This message was edited Jul 28, 2014 12:24 PM
ID for this caterpillar please?
Hi Helen...well, i see it hanging there but for me, there is not sufficient detail in your photo for an ID. If the caterpillars are still there can you try for a better pic?
It looks like a Sphinx moth caterpillar in the genus Paonias, but i'm not sure...i don't think it is the species exaecatus, but maybe similar. You might take a look at some Paonias caterpillar images on the web. Hopefully someone who knows more than i do will jump in with some more specific info.
Thanks vitrsna for the info. It's helpful a lot more than what I had. I did see a moth close by today.