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Carolina Sphinx (Tobacco Hornworm)

Manduca sexta

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Carolina Sphinx (Tobacco Hornworm)
Manduca sexta Species Manduca sexta - Carolina Sphinx - Hodges#7775 - BugGuide.Net

1 Comment

tmiah469 4 years ago

Thanks for the feedback! I changed the name.

ForestDragon 4 years ago

Cool find! This looks like a Carolina Sphinx caterpillar. The Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Tomato Hornworm) has different markings on the side (eight V-shaped marks vs. seven diagonal marks). You can compare here:

Irving, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.86, Long: -96.98

Spotted on Dec 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 18, 2014

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