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Tobacco Hornworm (Carolina Sphinx Moth)

Manduca sexta


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Tomato plant

2 Species ID Suggestions

Carolina Sphinx Moth (Tobacco Hornworm)
Manduca sexta Species Manduca sexta - Carolina Sphinx - Hodges#7775 - BugGuide.Net
Jellis 3 years ago
Tomato Hornworm aka Five Spotted Hawkmoth
Manduca quinquemaculata Manduca quinquemaculata

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 3 years ago

Nice find! I believe this may actually be a Carolina Sphinx Moth caterpillar. The markings are more consistent with that species. Please take a look at the link I provided for comparison. Here is another link to compare to Manduca quinquemaculata:
Notice how the markings on the side of M. quinquemaculata are V shaped,unlike your caterpillar which has slash shaped markings.

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York, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 20, 2016
Submitted on Sep 20, 2016

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