Pre-Pupal Rustic Sphinx Caterpillar

Subject: Caterpillar
Location: Tucson, AZ
October 24, 2016 3:15 pm
Found this guy or gal on my front door mat, it flips and flops if you touch it. I’m in Tucson Arizona
Signature: Dianne Lopez

Rustic Sphinx Caterpillar
Rustic Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear Dianne,
The pink coloration of this Hornworm indicates it is probably pre-pupal, which is also why you did not find it feeding.  We believe it is a Rustic Sphinx based on this Featured Creatures image and this BugGuide image. 

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