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ID this Caterpillar - Eumorpha achemon

ID this Caterpillar - Eumorpha achemon
Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
October 17, 2008
Size: 3"
I've seen pics of caterpillars with 2 "fake eyes" but this caterpillar has only one.

I found a brown one, I've bee
I found a brown one, I've been trying to identify it, this picture comes the closest. What is it?

 
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Moved
Moved from Sphinx Moths.

Not an ID but maybe
Eumorpha achemon (Achemon Sphinx - Hodges#7861)

 
Caterpillar ID
Thank you so much! After viewing more pics of the Achemon Sphinx, I believe your ID is correct. Apparently, they're not very common in this area. Now that I know what it is, I'll know what to feed it,etc.
My grandkids found it in a bucket on my front porch, so I had no idea what it usually eats. We'll release it in a couple of days when the grandkids return.Thanks again!!!

 
It may not eat much, or at all
the size and color indicate it's getting ready to pupate - you may even get to see that. It would probably like a few inches of loose soil and leaves to dig into, as many (most?) sphinx moths pupate in the soil.

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