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Hornworm - Agrius cingulata

Hornworm - Agrius cingulata
Newport News, Virginia, USA
September 10, 2006
Size: Approx. 1.25"
My first guess was that this is a tobacco hornworm (manduca sexta) but the terminal horn is yellowish instead of red on this caterpillar. Also, I found this caterpillar on a moonvine, which is not listed as a larval host plant. There are tomato plants within 10 feet of the vines but I have yet to find any hornworms on them this year. Any help with ID is appreciated!

Moved from Sphinx Moths.

Agrius cingulatus
Straight yellow horn and host plant make this a Pink Spotted Hawkmoth - Agrius cingulatus. Moonvine is in the same family as sweet potatoe and morning glory.

I found this same thing on my
I found this same thing on my Chile Pepper plant in Wisconsin.


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