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CLOSED: FRIEND OR FOE TO THE GARDEN ??

(susie) Hastings, MI(Zone 5a)

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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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

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

(susie) Hastings, MI(Zone 5a)

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 :)))

Minot, ND

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

(susie) Hastings, MI(Zone 5a)

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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