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Large Green Caterpillar with Red Horn on Butt - Manduca sexta

Large Green Caterpillar with Red Horn on Butt - Manduca sexta
Baton Rouge, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
June 6, 2013
Size: 2 inches long
Eating Common Nightshade.

20 yards up trail was another individual that was 3 inches long.
Also eating Common Nightshade


Moved from ID Request.

Also known as the Tobacco Hornworm
Also commonly known as the Tobacco Hornworm. Not to be confused with the very similar looking Tomato Hornworm - both of which feed on solanaceous plants.


Carolina Sphinx cat…
See reference here.

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