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Aug. 28, 2012 15:48:02 -0500
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Tobacco Hornworm - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
barbarab's ID: Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta)
Posted by barbarab almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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I think you have a Manduca sexta. I have never heard them referred to as Carolina Sphinx, the name that the iNaturalist search supplied. I have usually heard Manduca sexta called the tobacco hornworm even though it is found on tomato plants more commonly than M. quinquemaculata, the species called tomato hornworm. Here's a site with info on their differences: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/field/hornworm.htm

Posted by barbarab almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Tobacco Hornworm - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jawinget's ID: Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta)

Thanks Barb...I always thought they were just different names for the same caterpillar. As many as I picked off of tomato plants in my life you would think I would have known the difference.

Posted by jawinget almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Tobacco Hornworm - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jawinget's ID: Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta)
Tobacco Hornworm - Photo (c) David Bygott, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta)
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