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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest
Forests and Woodlands

Sphinx sequoiae [Sphingidae]


Dark green with bright white patches dorsally and subdorsally; lateral white patches on thorax without brown shading; lateral white patches on abdomen with brown shading above; black spiracles with white rim; green head with faint oblique yellowish green lines. This species is common, particularly on western juniper during July and August.


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