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caterpiller ID
The attached caterpiller was found in the Mojave desert in April 2003. I think it was about 3″ long. Can you identify it?
Elise Ciraolo

Hi Elise,
This looks like a White Lined Sphinx Caterpillar, Hyles lineata. The caterpillar is highly variable in color and yours is the black morph.

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