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Waved Sphinx - Ceratomia undulosa

Waved Sphinx - Ceratomia undulosa
Anderson Conservation Area, Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
July 15, 2010
Size: ~6 cm
Lone individual crawled onto tent erected in shaded lawn.

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What are these?
I live in San Diego,California and just found one of these little giants on one of my shrub bushes in my backyard. He's about 4 inches long. I came across this site to look up what kind of Caterpillar he was. I've never seen one of these before. Doe's anyone have any info on them? Will they sting with their pronged horn?

 
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Waved Sphinx
Waved Sphinx - Ceratomia undulosa
Very variable caterpillar, but this one is classic. Always with the black spotting on anal prologs.

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