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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: FRIEND OR FOE TO THE GARDEN ??

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9314069

FOUND THIS IN MY FLOWERBED TODAY WHILE WEEDING sorry for caps .
can anyone tell me if it ok to leave where i found it & go on about my work ?

Just don't want anything that is going to harm my plants but i do not like to kill but will take to the NEIGHBORS Garden :)

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9314148

possibly Galium Sphinx (BedStraw Sphinx) green to more commonly brown or black-Highly variable. not for sure but the closest I cold find. Flapdoodle will probably know for sure

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9314165

TY This summer I Had 2-4 of the Hummingbird Moth's here around my Butterfly Bushes so great I will go put this little guy right back out on the plant in witch i found him on :)))
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 24, 2012
12:50 PM

Post #9314194

Hyles gallii does appear most likely - http://bugguide.net/node/view/35158/bgimage, but some white-lined sphinx caterpillars can be quite dark as well - http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/Hyleslineata5lblacktexas.jpg

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9314814

thank you all for your info Now he is back on the plant he came from & hope he will Hybernate till spring :) today will be our last 708 weather
so i hope he can snuggle under the wood chips .

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