caterpillar - white-lined sphinx moth larva

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Caterpillar (Death Valley, California)

The horn is in fact on the tail side of the animal (opposit from the head), and it is called an "anal horn".­

It has been identified as being the Hyles lineata larva (The White-lined Sphinx moth).­

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Death Valley