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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.
Signature: Monica

Tobacco Hornworm

Dear Monica,
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.

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Location: Charleston, South Carolina

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