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caterpillar in tennessee - Agrius cingulata

caterpillar in tennessee - Agrius cingulata
Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
August 30, 2009
Size: 2"

Moved from Sphinx Moths.

Maybe Agrius
How about a Pink-spotted (Agrius cingulatus)? Pink spotteds are extremely variable but this cat seems to have a contrasting light and dark head capsule and the dorsal markings on the thorax are consistant. This guys definitely nearing pupation... Not an easy stage for photo ID's on some species...


Moved from Moths.

Moved from ID Request.

Was this moved because I didn
Was this moved because I didn't put ID Request in the title?
I do apologize, it was my first time using this website.
But it was an ID request, so I appreciate the comment.

No, I moved it so more moth folks would look at it
I moved it to this section as this is where, if it's a moth, you're more likely to get help with your ID. All other insects go to the general ID Request.

If, after a bunch of time passes, we still don't have an ID, it can go to the section for caterpillars that haven't been ID'd yet.

Oh, and I see
Ryan gave you a tentative ID -- any cat with a horn like yours is likely in the sphinx group. If you go and look at caterpillars with that ID and you're reasonably sure it's correct, you should move the item yourself to save editors time of having to do it for you

looks like...
Amphion floridensis The Nessus Sphinx larvae.

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