Agrius cingulata

Agrius cingulata
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The Pink-spotted Hawkmoth
(Fabricius, 1775) Sphinx

Agrius cingulata (brown form), Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas,
July 22, 2009, courtesy of Kelly and Larry Pink.

Kelly writes, "Hello, my husband found this caterpillar attached to the outside of a hanging basket with sweet potato vine in it. We live in Duncanville, TX. It ate all the leaves off of the vine and is approx five inches long (just short of a dollar bill). Do you think it is a hawk moth?

"It is huge!!!

"Thank you!"

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