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Photo#41428
is this a tomato bug? - Manduca rustica

is this a tomato bug? - Manduca rustica
Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
January 21, 2006
Size: 4 in. long

Looks like Rustic Sphinx
- the granulated horn is distinctive - compare this one
What is it eating? Tecomaria capensis, perhaps?

 
Rustic Sphinx
It was eating on our Campsis Radicus Trumpet Creepes. We just call it a Trumpet Vine.

 
Ah, that makes sense
- both are in the same family (Bignoniaceae) as Bignonia, which is listed by Wagner(1) as one of its host plants.
You can relocate this nice shot to the guide by selecting "tag" under your picture, navigating to the Rustic Sphinx image page here, then clicking "move tagged images." Thanks for your contribution and welcome to BugGuide.

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