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Large caterpillars
November 2, 2009
Hello-
I found these (2) massive caterpillars in my morning glories this morning. They were on the shady side, I guess that would be north west.  They were about three inches long and about  half an inch in diameter. I live in Bryan, Texas off West Villa Maria Rd.
Please tell me that they are not some alien invasion trying to take over Texas starting with my house!
Thank you in advance for your reply,
Nadine Harrison

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Hi Nadine,
This is a Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Caterpillar, Agrius cingulata.  It is a highly variable caterpillar, but Bill Oehlke’s excellent website has one of similar coloration.  Feeding on morning glories was a great hint to assist in the identification.

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Pink Spotted Hawkmoth Caterpillar

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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