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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Grape Vine Hawk Moth Caterpillar?

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okus

(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2006
10:48 PM

Post #2524669

Can anyone confirm that this is a Grape Vine Hawk Moth Caterpillar. He is huge - about 3.5ins long and as fat as a mans little finger. He is currently eating the leaves on my grape vine, and extremely well camoflaged! As he is alone and the grapes are harvested he can enjoy his meal, but how big will he get? Will he pupate and hatch this year or overwinter? Are they common in Texas? I've never seen a caterpillar this big before!

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okus

(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2006
10:49 PM

Post #2524676

Head on view

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okus

(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2006
10:50 PM

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Another view

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okus

(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2006
10:52 PM

Post #2524683

This cricket was giving him a pretty thorough inspection - does anyone know if crickets eat caterpillars? The cricket wasn't much smaller than the cat either!

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