Catalpa Sphinx Caterpillar

By | September 25, 2022

It is known as Catawba or Catalpa worm while it is in the larval stage and emerges as white with black spots. They ultimately develop a darker color as they get older. They generally have a golden color with a black stripe down the middle of their back and black dots on either side.

Catalpa Sphinx Caterpillar
Catalpa Sphinx Caterpillar

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: September 17, 2022 (8:13 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • ISO: 6400 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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