Laurel Sphinx Caterpillar Sightings

Order: Lepidoptera Family: Sphingidae Genus: Sphinx Species: Sphinx kalmiae

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Common Name: Laurel Sphinx Caterpillar
Species: Sphinx kalmiae
Record#: 5072
Location: Newhaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Date Sighted: 2018-09-02 #Seen: 1
User#: Rebecca
View full size photo of Laurel Sphinx Caterpillar in Newhaven, East Sussex, United KingdomSite Description:
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Common Name: Laurel Sphinx Caterpillar
Species: Sphinx kalmiae
Record#: 3814
Date Sighted: 2014-09-22 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Laurel Sphinx Caterpillar in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : Fifth instar caterpillar, blue horn, black on head, tail and on abdominal legs.


 
Common Name: Laurel Sphinx
Species: Sphinx kalmiae
Record#: 1554
Date Sighted: 2012-09-30 #Seen: 2
User#: lorraine
View full size photo of Laurel Sphinx in Garden, Bristol, United KingdomSite Description: front garden under laurel bush
Comment : their purple stripe and black horn made these 3 inch caterpillars easy to identilfy.


 
Common Name: Laurel Sphinx Moth
Species: Sphinx kalmiae
Record#: 671
Date Sighted: 2011-08-07 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of Laurel Sphinx Moth in Rhoddy's Bay, Ontario, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: Laurel Sphinx Moth
Species: Sphinx kalmiae
Record#: 558
Date Sighted: 2011-07-22 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Laurel Sphinx Moth in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Residential backyard, attracted to backyard light one evening, small patch of woods
Comment : Large moth, body about 5 cm long