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Caterpillar identification help
Dear Bugman,
My daughter and I found this caterpillar at her school in Santa Barbara, CA. We haven’t been able to identify it. Could you help us?
Thank you!
Marlee & Madeleine Richter

Hi Marlee and Madeleine,
There are several different color morphs of the White Lined Sphinx Caterpillar, Hyles lineata, and this is one of them. This is one of the commonest moths in Southern California.

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