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elephant hawk moth larvae?
I found this guy while mowing the yard in NW Florida. He looks like an elephant hawk moth caterpillar based on my internet searching, but they’re supposed to be in the UK. any ideas?
Sheryl Braun

Hi Sheryl,
This is the green color morph of the Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar, Xylophanes tersa, a Florida resident. They feed on garden Penta.

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