Phylum Arthropoda / Class Insecta / Order Lepidoptera / Family Sphingidae / Genus Manduca / Species Manduca quinquemaculata - Tomato Hornworm larva
Hornworms are a common large caterpillar that can quickly defoliate tobacco and tomato plants as well as datura. Synonyms include Tomato hornworm, tobacco hornworm and Hawkmoth larva. A wasp, Cotesia congregata, has been known to parasitize the larva of Manduca.
An image of the adult hawk moth may be seen HERE.
Phylum Arthropoda / Class Insecta / Order Lepidoptera / Family Sphingidae / Genus Manduca
Species: M. quinquemaculata, similar to M. sexta.
Forensics Lab Supply Number 9810510.
HTS = 0511.91.00