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Caterpillar – Large Black Yellow and Orange
I found this caterpillar on a plant at a local store in Meridian, Idaho. I was so fascinated by it, I bought the plant it was on so I could take the caterpillar home! I have not been able to identify it. What do you think it is? Thanks so much for taking the time to help me.
Ruthann

Hi Ruthann,
This is a White Lined Sphinx Caterpillar. This species has several different color morphs, and this black one is also pictured on BugGuide. The plant is a fuschia, one of the preferred larval foods.

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