The other day I saw a caterpillar in the forest known as the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta). He was crawling around on leaves and stems. What I loved about this caterpillar was it's green color and horn. The horn made it seem as though it were a unicorn caterpillar! You can spot the difference between the very similar tomato hornworm with this trick: the tobacco hornworm's white stripes are straight like cigarettes, while the tomato hornworm's are v shaped like vines on a tomato plant! Unlike other caterpillars, this particular species does not go into a cocoon for transformation. Rather, he buries himself in the ground! When they are done evolving, they become a beautiful brown moth the color of tobacco!