CLOSED: what kind of caterpillar is this?

Tanglewilde-Thompson, WA

Sorry I couldn't get the face of it straight on, but I found 3 of them eating some plants outside...can anyone ID?

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Minot, ND

There are several species in the family Noctuidae with a roughly similar appearance; best guess is the American brindle (Lithomoia germana), but I cannot find a good image online for comparison.

Cedar Park, TX

Found this caterpillar in my Alamo Vine. It's about 6 in. in length. Appears to be preparing to turn into something else as it was hardly moving when I cut the section of vine it occuppied to take this picture. Any idea what it is or what it will be?

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Minot, ND

CPBob's cat appears to be Agrius cingulata (sweet potato or pink-spotted hawk moth) - http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/AgriuscingulataGuilfordNCkkj.htm and http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/acingula.htm
BTW, you would be better served by starting a new thread rather than hitching a ride on an existing one, especially when it is marked 'Closed' or 'Solved'.

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