Black caterpillar with green stripes

Asked July 31, 2017, 10:49 AM EDT

Can you identify this caterpillar. It is smooth, black and has 2 green stripes. It was on my dill with the swallowtail caterpillars. I think it might be a moth.

Carroll County Maryland insect identification native caterpillar identification catalpa tree catalpa sphinx moth caterpillar black caterpillar with green stripes

3 Responses

This is the Catalpa sphinx moth caterpillar. They feed on the native catalpa trees and become a fairly large moth. No control is necessary.

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