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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Huge cat on brugmansia - black w/ yellow stripes; red head

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onalee
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9293644

I'm guessing some kind of hummingbird or hawk moth? Anyone know for sure? Thanks!

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 2, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9293664

Looks like this guy...not a good one to have around: http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/2018/
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 2, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9293730

It's Pseudosphinx tetrio, a sphinx moth caterpillar - http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/ptetrio.htm
onalee
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9293940

Melody - the photos on that DG link have two different caterpillars shown; I don't think this is that one. I believe it is the second one, the Tetrio Sphynix moth. Thanks flapdoodle for that id!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 2, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9294018

It does look like that one picture is in the wrong file. Azalea caterpillars are likely much smaller besides. ( Or I hope they are- this thing kinda creeps me out!)

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 3, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9294477

I think so too...can someone sort the images and click the 'report an error' button to let the editors know?

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9294486

That process is rather pointless. The member reporting the photo error is directed by DG admin to post a comment to the photo in hopes that the member who posted it will correct the placement. Generally not a very rewarding expenditure of time and good intention.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9294488

I had a couple of photos in the wrong place. I reported the error and it took about 3 months but they were finally moved.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 3, 2012
6:21 AM

Post #9294492

Our BugFiles editor is a volunteer and has a day job.
I'll see if I can help the process along and get these moved.

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