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Catalpaworm -  sphinx moth caterpillar - Ceratomia catalpae

Catalpaworm - sphinx moth caterpillar - Ceratomia catalpae
Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
July 29, 2006
These caterpillars were stripping a tree (don't know if it was the catalpa) and about 80% had been paracitized. This is the dark larva form of the caterpillar.