Meredith Carter and our planting crew found this yellowish caterpillar in Lakefield this Saturday during the TD Tree Planting event. I found a similar looking caterpillar – but more light green and pink – in late August up north in Dorset. Any idea what they are?  Erin McGauley

Note: I’m not sure of the species Meredith found, but I believe your caterpillar is a Waved Sphinx. I’ll update this posting if I find out anything more.

Unidentified caterpillar – Lakefield – Sept. 22, 2017 – Meredith Carter

Waved Sphinx caterpillar – Dorset, ON – Erin McGauley

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.