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Tersa sphinx moth pupa

Xylophanes tersa

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Intriguing moth pupae I found in my garden.

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5 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

And all wonderful spottings too! It's great to be able to show the different stages development of moths and butterflies - not something we are always able to see. This one will grow into a stunning adult!

cbblangley
cbblangley a week ago

Thanks, Neil! I posted it 4 years ago. It turned out to be the pupal form of one of my very few other posted spottings.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

Wonderful spotting. Nice photo too!

cbblangley
cbblangley a week ago

Fantastic! What a coincidence. Thanks, Ornithoptera!

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a week ago

That is the pupae of the Tersa sphinx moth, (Xylophanes tersa).
https://bugguide.net/node/view/864338/bg...

cbblangley
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cbblangley

Decatur, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Apr 18, 2016
Submitted on Apr 18, 2016

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