Subject: Caterpillar or no?
Location: Charleston, SC
August 21, 2017 12:19 pm
A friend of mine sent out this picture wondering what kind of bug this is. I know it looks like a type of caterpillar but not sure the name of it.
Even though, because of the cage, we are presuming it is feeding on a tomato plant, this caterpillar is commonly called a Tobacco Hornworm. Here is a BugGuide image. It is the caterpillar of a Carolina Sphinx, Manduca sexta.