USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Catalpa Sphinx (Ceratomia catalpae)

JPG-Photo of Catalpa Sphinx

Markings extremely variable but always some combination of yellow and black. Black dorsum often interrupted with yellow stripes. Sides yellow with short vertical bands, mostly above spiracles; usually with dark line running length of body above legs. Younger caterpillars have less black. Caterpillars are gregarious, occasionally becoming pests. Food: restricted to catalpas. Caterpillar: May through November; 2 generations in South.

Previous Section -- Pawpaw Sphinx
Return to Contents
Next Section -- Waved Sphinx

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 05:11:45 EST
Sioux Falls, SD [sdww55]