04 July 2010

Caterpillar

Knatolee has posted some lovely bug pictures lately, and look what I found munching on my tomatillo plant this evening. I think it's a sphinx moth caterpillar of some kind. It's about 3 inches long.
It has very impressive teeth!

2 comments:

Knatolee said...

WOW~ That is very cool and did you see that my friend thinks that huge moth of mine is some kind of sphinx moth? Maybe it flew in from your garden in California!

I love the shot of its FANGS. :)

dephal said...

Maybe they're related. :-)
I'm fairly certain now this is a tobacco hornworm. When it's grown up, it becomes a Carolina Sphinx moth.