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Purple/brown hornworm?

Posted by macky77 2a (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 21, 09 at 12:23

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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RE: Purple/brown hornworm?

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.

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