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Caterpillars of Eastern Forests

Azalea Sphinx (Darapsa pholus)

JPG-Photo of Azalea Sphinx

Green or reddish brown and marked as in hog sphinx. In our collections, less development of oblique lines resulting in less-apparent subdorsal stripe. Horn straight and thornlike (horn of hog sphinx longer, more slender and decidedly curved). Food: azaleas and viburnums. Caterpillar: June to October; 2 generations in South, 1 in North.

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