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Hornworm - Hyles lineata

Hornworm - Hyles lineata
Gainesville, Florida, USA
August 5, 2004
I suspect this is a white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata), based on some web-surfing, including this image I found of White Lined Sphinx, but would welcome a second opinion before posting to the guide. Found and shown on Pentas, which I have found listed as one of many host plants.

Could be
Check out the variability of the larvae as seen on this page:
That makes for some interesting diagnosis!
I agree that it certainly could be Hyles lineata.

Wow! Talk about variability!
Thanks for the link - I didn't see that in my search. That plus the host is enough for me - I'll cut and paste to the guide. Incidentally, I see another image of this has just been added by Muelos, and shows a much darker variation.

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