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Subject: Caterpillar
Location: Northern Virginia
September 22, 2012 8:47 pm
Hello,
Tonight we noticed a bunch of these on a dirt pile in our yard. We counted 11 of them. Can you please tell us what they are? None of us has ever seen a caterpillar with a spiky bum before 🙂
Signature: Thank you, Jen

Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar

Hi Jen,
This is a very dark form of the highly variable Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar,
Hyles lineata.  It is the only member of the genus that the Sphingidae of the Americas website reports from Virginia.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Virginia

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