Purple/brown hornworm?

macky77(2a)September 21, 2009

I was wondering if someone could help me out. I found this guy on our rural driveway yesterday. I'm assuming it's a hornworm of some sort (horn sticking out toward camera on left), but I can't seem to find anything like it online to make a definite ident. All the hornworms I can find are green. If it helps, I live in east-central Saskatchewan. Thanks!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I believe that it is an Elm Sphinx, also called Four horned Sphinx. Sphinx caterpillars come in a wide range of colors, by the way.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 25, 2009 at 2:51PM
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