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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Paonias excaecatus [Sphingidae]


Yellow green with dense white speckles; oblique yellow line extends from the base of proleg on A6 to dorsal horn on A8; also six oblique yellow lines from A2-A6; white spiracles with black rim; back of head edged in white. This species is not common and feeds on oaks and ocean spray during July and August.


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