White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar
Las Cruces, NM (Organ Mtns.)
Oct. 5, 2008
I found this pretty caterpillar munching on a Scarlet Spiderling plant after the rain shower that stranded us in our car. The moth and butterfly populations were quite healthy due to the profusion of fresh, green plants that grew after the summer rains. Note the raindrops and the pointed brown tail on the caterpillar.