Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island--Jeremy B. Tatum



Proserpinus flavofasciata


The only caterpillar I have found was on Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium in August and it fed at a faster rate than I have ever seen in any other caterpillar. Unfortunately it was covered with tachinid eggs and did not survive. Unlike most other sphingids, the caterpillar does not have a horn - only a little coloured button where the horn should be. All the legs and the mandibles of the caterpillar I found were white.

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