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Carolina Sphinx

Manduca sexta

Description:

Large green caterpillar with white stripes with little black dots, a green tail. About 8 cm long. Very similar to my last spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/165... but with some differences.

Habitat:

Shrubs.

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7 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Jakubko for the ID and the link. I found one that looked exactly the same as this one.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Marvelous spotting, Luis! It appears to be Manduca sexta, but in the stage you have photographed, it is supposed to have a red tail. For that reason, I think Manduca species is a good genus to look around in. http://bugguide.net/node/view/742191/bgi...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you C. Sydes

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 9 years ago

informative series

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

Every little bit helps, right?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Karen, NOw it has an common name.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

It's a hawkmoth of some kind. I can't believe this one slid through with no favorites!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 30, 2012
Submitted on Nov 26, 2012

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