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Caterpillar
Caterpillar  
Please help in identifying this insect I found it on a leaf while on a nature trail. Thanks!

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Hi Chloe
This is the caterpillar of a sphinx moth. I cannot tell you the species from the photo. Put it ia a closed container with some leaves from the plant you found it on until it pupatres and then wait for it to hatch. Spinx Moths are quite beautiful

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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