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Subject: Worm help!
Location: 32.447175,-95.130009
August 13, 2015 9:10 am
Hello Mr. Bugman! Found this little guy catching the sunset on the grass about 2 feet away from the pond. Did quite a bit of googling. All I found remotely similar is the Horn-worm, but I have only come across green horn-worms..none that are brightly colored like this!
Signature: by the President, please. Just kidding, Kelsey is fine.

Banded Sphinx Caterpillar

Banded Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear President Kelsey,
Just out of curiosity, when you are asked where you are from, do you answer “32.447175,-95.130009?”  This is a Hornworm in the genus Eumorpha, and members of the genus often lose the horn as they molt into fully grown caterpillars.  Your individual is a Banded Sphinx,
Eumorpha fasciatus. 

Banded Sphinx Caterpillar

Banded Sphinx Caterpillar

Thank you very much! They turn into sweet moths I see. Have a good one Doc.!

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