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Subject:  Photo of what I believe is a type of caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Middle Tennessee
Date: 07/11/2018
Time: 01:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this crawler in my fence row on, what I believe to be a morning glory vine. July 11,2018
How you want your letter signed:  Diane

Achemon Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear Diane,
You are correct.  This is an Achemon Sphinx Caterpillar which you can verify on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on leaves of grape (
Vitis), Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus), Ampelopsis and related vining plants.”

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

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