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Subject: unknown bug
Location: marsh creek ca
August 23, 2015 12:17 pm
A friend found this bug/ catapilar in marsh creek california.
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Early Instar Achemon Sphinx Caterpillar

Early Instar Achemon Sphinx Caterpillar

We believe your Hornworm is an early instar Achemon Sphinx that has not yet shed its caudal horn, which is a typical part of the maturing of the species.  As they grow and age, Achemon Sphinx Caterpillars lose the horn, leaving a caudal bump as the only evidence a horn once existed.  See this BugGuide image for comparison.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Marsh Creek, California

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