Family Sphingidae Hodges # 7822
Caterpillar foods: pear, plum, poplar, willow (Bugguide)
5/20/2011 – female ; I put her in a paper bag, and she laid eggs.
6/4/2011 early instar caterpillar; I fed the caterpillars on Aspen (Populus tremuloides).
6/13/2011 later instar caterpillar
6/27/2011 two later instar caterpillars
I kept the pupae outside all winter, inside a clay flowerpot, buried in the ground and covered with a clay saucer. I took it out of the ground at the end of March 2012.
4/23/2012 – The first of the pupae hatched.
Other adults at lights
5/11/2017 – Male – males hold their abdomens curled up, females hold them straight