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Caterpillar of Frangipani Hookworm Moth
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Caterpillar of Frangipani Hookworm Moth

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Caterpillar : Larvae are velvety black with yellow rings and a reddish-orange head and can grow to lengths of up to 6 inches. The black 'horn' located on abdominal segment 8 is about one inch long and is located on an elevated orange 'button'. Thoracic legs and prolegs are orange and are speckled with black spots. New larvae are light yellow and dark gray in alternating rings; several hours after molting, larvae become their typical yellow and black coloration

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