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Tomato hornworm I think. Eating my tomatoes. Is this it? Is it
Manduca quinquemaculata? The markings appear to be V shaped vs diagonal lines like the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta.
Tomato plants. Southern piedmont of NC.
Actually this is the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta. Both M. sexta and M. quinquemaculata feed on tomatoes. M. sexta is characterized by a red, curved horn, while M. quinquemaculata has a straight, blue or black horn. Based on the red of your caterpillar's horn, it is M. sexta.
J's got it....
Lat: 35.46, Long: -81.20
Spotted on Sep 12, 2012 Submitted on Sep 12, 2012