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Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening: Hyles lineata Caterpillar?

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Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9186824

I noticed this medium-size cat. which was working its way up an Angel trumpet plant while I water the plant last evening. This early morning, it couldn't be found. Tonight before sunset, I once again discovered the cat. wandering out of the soil. Is it a White-lined hawkmoth's larva? Please help I.D.

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Edinburg, TX

June 30, 2012
11:39 AM

Post #9187576

Nope...looks like a pesky army worm. White-lined sphinx cats are much more colorful and lime green. There are some photos on the bug ID page.


Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

June 30, 2012
3:00 PM

Post #9187859

Thanks ~Cat for taking the time to out to respond.


Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 19, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9211364

Can you help I.D. the caterpillar errr moth now? Since I didn't get a definitive I.D. I thought I would raise the cat. and find out what exactly it is? After a few days in captivity. It formed a small cocoon, smaller than a BST's chrysalis. Then approximately 2 weeks later. It finally elcosed last evening. Can you help i.d. please.

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Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 19, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9246985


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