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Interesting Caterpillar
Location: Central Texas
November 21, 2010 6:16 pm
I took a picture of this today (11/21/2010) in Central Texas. Is it a Mournful Sphinx Caterpillar?
Thanks
Signature: Matt

Rustic Sphinx Caterpillar

Hi Matt,
You have the correct family, but the wrong species.  We believe this is a Rustic Sphinx Caterpillar,
Manduca rustica, based on images posted to the Sphingidae of the Americas website which indicates it feeds on lantana, the plant upon which you photographed your individual.

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