My son sent me a picture of what he says is a tomato hornworm caterpillar, but it is not green and I don't see the horns, however, it is very large and brown. Any ideas?

Answer

I think what you described is a caterpillar of the pandorus sphinx moth, Eumorpha pandorus. Have a look online and see if it matches your description of being a very large and brown caterpillar. It's related to the tomato hornworm but very different in appearance.

Updated on April 14, 2018

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Caterpillar Types and Identification Guide
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