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This is a beautiful caterpillar, but I don't know what kind, and I'm very curious as to what the small white things are. They are all over the ground as well.

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Tobacco Hornworm
Manduca sexta

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Nice spotting! Welcome to Project Noah! This is the Tobacco Hornworm, though you probably found it feeding on a tomato plant. It is commonly mistaken for the Tomato Hornworm, which has a straight blue horn instead of the curved red one seen here. Unfortunately, the white things are wasp pupae, which have parasitized. Sadly this cutie will not make it to mothhood. Perhaps you could add this to my mission, Moths of the World:

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Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012

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