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Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a &#039;dry humping&#039; vibe.<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html" title="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/139207_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=wpN%2BEnnREu1sZTvEK3WnOMKe%2FqI%3D" width="200" height="152" alt="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a &#039;dry humping&#039; vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139212/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html" title="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/139212_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=plX6N6CiRX%2FokxqQMJHXSfm5qkw%3D" width="114" height="152" alt="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a &#039;dry humping&#039; vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha,Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States,caterpillar,nymph" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139211/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html" title="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/139211_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=7pdHfvb3Xi%2B%2BZ5chZJAIrKnsFkk%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a &#039;dry humping&#039; vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139210/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html" title="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/139210_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=%2Bnd2kqLvD%2BI3PMlz%2BIhyfZudgyY%3D" width="200" height="158" alt="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a &#039;dry humping&#039; vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139209/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html" title="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/139209_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=NhKBozKLNvEFpBIa3eD%2BVjuPUwU%3D" width="200" height="144" alt="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a &#039;dry humping&#039; vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html" title="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/139208_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=iVO9pf7t1bCXSCL9SyECOZhQVGA%3D" width="200" height="144" alt="Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a &#039;dry humping&#039; vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus

I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a 'dry humping' vibe.




Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest

Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a 'dry humping' vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139212/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States

Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a 'dry humping' vibe.<br />
<br />
https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139212/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha,Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States,caterpillar,nymph

Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a 'dry humping' vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139209/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States

Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a 'dry humping' vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139212/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139209/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States

Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a 'dry humping' vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139212/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States

Pandora Sphinx Caterpillar - Eumorpha pandorus I spotted this caterpillar on a tree while hiking. It caught my eye because it was engaging in a strange back-and-forth rhythmic motion, which had a 'dry humping' vibe.<br />
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https://vimeo.com/737354841<br />
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Habitat: Found on a Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine (Virginia creeper) that was growing up a tree; Mostly deciduous forest<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139207/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139212/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/139208/pandora_sphinx_caterpillar_-_eumorpha_pandorus.html Eumorpha pandorus,Geotagged,Pandora sphinx,Summer,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Now that's a top notch observation! Crystal clear shots, video, angles, it has it all. Compliments! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! It was so cute as it humped the twig. Posted 3 months ago
      1. Yes, you did emphasize the humping part. And now again. Posted 3 months ago
        1. I can't help it. It really was humping that twig. I couldn't believe my eyes. Posted 3 months ago

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The Pandora sphinx moth, also called the Pandorus Sphinx Moth, is a North American moth in the Sphingidae family. It is a large, greenish gray moth with darker patches and pink edges and small pink eyespots.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 8, 2022. Captured Aug 7, 2022 08:59 in 9 East St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm