Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | November 12, 2013

Creepy Crawly in the Dune

While walking on the beach at Sandy Hook, NJ on Sunday with our birding buddy, Tommy, we came across a “funky” caterpillar in the dunes.


Tentative ID is: Gallium Sphinx (also called the Bedstraw Hawkmoth)

What makes the ID so difficult is the fact this caterpillar can vary so much.
However, Hawk/ sphinx moth makes sense. If you ever walk the boardwalk in the summer, they are all over the lights.

Cool find!


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