What species of caterpillar?

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What species of caterpillar?
« on: 30/03/2011 01:23:27 »
Can anyone please tell me what species of caterpillar this is? It's sky blue with black and white chevrons. It's large about as long as my finger. My friend thinks it's a Goliath caterpillar but I'm not sure. The picture of the Goliath was green, where this guy is blue. Please don't guess.

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« Reply #1 on: 30/03/2011 03:34:28 »
Snap ?  ...

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http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2006/07/28/tobacco-hornnworm-on-deadly-nightshade/

Has it "got the horn" ?  [:)]

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The tobacco hornworm can be distinguished by its seven diagonal lines on its sides; tomato hornworms have eight V-shaped markings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_Hornworm
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« Reply #2 on: 30/03/2011 05:58:12 »
« Last Edit: 30/03/2011 06:00:32 by RD »

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« Reply #3 on: 30/03/2011 08:10:44 »
No horn that I saw. I'll show him these pics tomorrow
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« Reply #4 on: 30/03/2011 11:03:24 »
Bluer version here ... http://bugguide.net/node/view/270767 (still has horn on rear end)
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« Reply #5 on: 02/04/2011 18:36:54 »
Indeed it is a horn worm. Thank you all for your help.
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