Carolina Sphinx

Moth ID
Location: London Ohio
August 31, 2011 8:40 am
Any idea what this guy is called? I’ve done some searching but am not getting anywhere. found it on my pepper plants in central ohio.
Signature: MC

Carolina Sphinx

Hi MC,
This is
Manduca sexta, the Carolina Sphinx or Six Spotted Hawkmoth, and the caterpillar, called the Tobacco Hornworm, is frequently found feeding on tomato plants.

2 thoughts on “Carolina Sphinx”

  1. I got one in southern Nv. for my son’s home work for 6th grade. So far all I got is it’s name ( Manduca Quinaenaculata ) I think that’s it’s name any how lol


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