Black hormworm?

Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
So I found this guy about a week ago as a little hatchling and it was black! I thought it was a stress response but it started eating and growing.... Now this is what it looks like. Anyone know why??
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Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
No, it's been like this since a hatchling. It eats and climbs and grows. One of my followers on Instagram brought up that a sweet potato hornworm may have been mixed in with my tomato hornworms. Is this a possibility?
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
There are black species of hornworms I think...but I've never heard of a cross like you're describing. The sweet potato horn worm and the tomato horn worm are different species but both come from a hawk moth. The sweet potato worm will eat tomato plants sometimes though.
 
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