What kind of caterpillar is this?

Asked June 17, 2018, 12:31 PM EDT

Found it in my garden this morning. It is 2-3 inches long, with a sharp yellow/orange tail appendage (like a needle extending from its back end) Thanks! Marjean

Hennepin County Minnesota

2 Responses

The caterpillar is a hornworm, in this case a larva of the white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata lineata).

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Thanks, Bob!