Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar

Subject: What’s this big?
Location: Southeast
June 8, 2014 2:04 pm
Saw this at a friends house and was wondering what exactly it is. Thanks!
Signature: Scott in SC

Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar
Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar

Dear Scott,
This memorable looking Hornworm is the caterpillar of a Tersa Sphinx,
Xylophanes tersa.  Tersa Sphinx Caterpillars can be either green or brown.  You can read more about the Tersa Sphinx on the Sphingidae of the Americas website.

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