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Tersa sphinx moth caterpillar

Xylophanes tersa

Description:

It is a large sphinx moth caterpillar that is in its fourth instar.The species has eyespots to mimic an owls eye but the real eyes are under the large ones.

Habitat:

Pentas bush on fort worth texas

Notes:

Comes every year at the same time

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8 Comments

Jae
Jae a week ago

No problem, ornithoptera :)

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a week ago

Thank you Jae for the information

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a week ago

for some reason i'm not getting patches any more,can anybody tell why

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a week ago

Thank you all for favoriting this spotting(:

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 a week ago

thanks, and i will also add the other end(:

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Any shots of the other end... claspers etc.?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

What a spectacular beast. ;-)

ornithoptera80
Spotted by
ornithoptera80

Haltom City, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.80, Long: -97.28

Spotted on Sep 7, 2019
Submitted on Sep 7, 2019

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