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Unknown spotting

Description:

brown, hairless, with a single horn, and the size of my palm. I think the horned side is the creatures hind in.




1 species ID suggestions

Pink-spotted Hawkmoth larva
Agrius cingulata Pink-spotted Hawkmoth Larva - Agrius cingulata - BugGuide.Net

2 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 3 years ago

Great find! Definitely a moth in the Sphingidae family. I think what you have here is Agrius cingulata, based upon the patterning around the spiracles (the spots on the side, where the caterpillar respirates) and the overall coloration, but other angles may confirm the identification if you have any others. I have moved this to "arthropods" as the phylum Arthropoda includes insects.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 years ago

Another ranger says it might be this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U44kvgw...

Climax, Georgia, USA

Lat: 30.88, Long: -84.43

Spotted on Aug 17, 2015
Submitted on Aug 17, 2015

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