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Timmy is a big hungry caterpillar, and oh so cuddly! This soft sculpture is one of a kind.

He's based off of pictures I've found online and in books, I've tried to be as accurate as possible.

Timmy is about 17" (43cm) long, and 4" (10cm) wide. He is a tobacco hornworm, the caterpillar of the Carolina Sphinx moth (Manduca sexta). They are major pests, which feed mostly on tobacco and other members of the plant family Solanaceae. In reality these caterpillars can reach almost 3" (7.5cm).

He is made from green fleece, white fleece, red felt, and black pompoms. All of the details are hand sewn. Lightly stuffed with polyfil to be squishy and huggable.

Not recommended for children under 3 yrs.

Great for the entomologist in your life, a strange child, or as a teaching prop in a classroom. The possibilities are endless with a gigantic tobacco hornworm plushie!




*Attention NEW YORK STATE residents*
Please wait for a revised invoice so I may include the sales tax. In NY sales tax is different for each county so it can't be done automatically in paypal.

Frequently asked questions about PHYLAplush

Maybe! I take custom requests on a limited basis, and will announce on my shop page when they are available. Otherwise, I keep a Google Doc Suggestion Box, where you may write your request: http://tinyurl.com/PHYLAplushsuggestions I will not guarantee to make everything on the list, but I will use the list as I create more stock for the shop. If you provide your Etsy username (not required), I will contact you when your item is created, so you can have first dibs.
If you see that I am currently accepting custom orders, please use the Etsy "Request Custom Order" button in my shop to initiate a conversation. Be prepared with the name of the organism and your preferred size, color(s), and price range. After we discuss and agree upon a quote, I will create a custom listing you can purchase. After purchase, I will create your plushie. I will send a photo of the completed plush for your approval, and then ship.
My plushies are made with a combination of hand and machine stitching. They are not recommended for rough play, or as dog chew toys. However, they should hold up to regular, gently play or as an office decoration.

I have not tested their performance in a washing machine. Currently, I recommend spot cleaning only.
All plushies are wrapped in colorful tissue paper, and sealed in a bubble-lined poly mailer.
I have a few self-designed patterns I use for my most popular plushies, but most are created entirely free-form.
Sorry, but I will not give out any of my patterns. However, I draw my inspiration directly from nature, which is something that anyone can do!
Fleece fabric, felt fabric, polyfil stuffing, plastic safety eyes, thread, and satin tracking labels.
It was time for a change; Weird Bug Lady was a nickname of mine since high school. When I decided to restart my shop, I wanted a more inclusive name that truly represents my products. "Phyla" (multiple of "phylum") are higher level groupings of organisms. I am an evolutionary biologist, and use the tree of life as inspiration every day in both my professional and artistic endeavors. I hope to convey that there is beauty and wonder in all groups of organisms, regardless of phylum!

Timmy the Gigantic Tobacco Hornworm Caterpillar soft sculpture


Overview

  • Materials: fleece, felt, pompoms, polyfil
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 223 reviews
  • Favorited by: 67 people