Brown caterpillar with black dot at head. Single horn at rear. About 2+ inches in length. Found in Ohio on the ground.
This is a first we have seen this Sphingiidae caterpillar on Insect ID…the hermit sphinx.
These are found in the eastern part of North America west to Manitoba and Arkansas tho rare south of that…and they are not common to see.
They are seen in moist meadows, fields and garden areas feeding on plants in the mint family: bee-balm, Lamiums, basil, spearmint, peppermint, sage, etc. The moths feed on nectar from deep throated flowers.