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enter image description here Hi! While I was in my front yard this morning, I happened to look down and see this little guy wiggling thru the grass. He isn't like anything I've seen before.

He is about 2 1/2 inches long. He has a small horn coming out of his back near what appears to be his behind. His belly is a light green color. Also, he starts to flick around when I touch him (To catch him, I scooped him up in a small pot.)

I live in north west Mississippi in the hills near the delta. I am also surrounded by a large forest with all kinds of both pine and normal trees, if it helps.

Thank you in advance!

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    $\begingroup$ A picture of the underside or a profile would probably be nice if you still have it around. Most likely a caterpillar or another larva. A giveaway that it is an insect larva is if you inspect the legs, you will see that there are 3 pairs of true legs, near the head, and any other leglike things along the rest of the segments of the body aren't really true legs. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Jul 10 '17 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, but I put it back where it was little while ago! $\endgroup$ – The Mattbat999 Jul 10 '17 at 20:23
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    $\begingroup$ Also, it had really stubby legs, if that helps. $\endgroup$ – The Mattbat999 Jul 11 '17 at 12:32
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    $\begingroup$ The horn on the last segment is caterpillar-like. "stubby legs" too. Searching for "caterpillar with horn" led me to species of this genus: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manduca, but the photos of caterpillars I got didn't look like yours. The colour of yours is not a familiar caterpillar colour for me. $\endgroup$ – bli Jul 17 '17 at 8:54

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