I found this moth a couple of years ago. I've since gotten a better
camera, so I can't wait for the Banded Sphinx Moth Caterpillar I'm
raising now to make a cocoon and turn into another Banded Sphinx
Moth so I can get better photos of the adult moth!
While we wait for mine to grow up, there are more Banded Sphinx Moth
Caterpillar photos on their
Primrose host plant page
, and if
you want more information about this and other Sphinx Moths
I was all excited about my Banded Sphinx Moth caterpillar.
Everything was going well - I fed it fresh Primrose daily, cleaned
its bug box, and it was nice and big so I thought it was ready to
make a cocoon. Then it just got mushy and died. Gross!
Well, I'll keep my eyes on my Primrose and try to find another so I can get
photos of its cocoon.
Raising caterpillars does
not always work; check out my page on things that go wrong.