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willowsrain
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2004
12:26 PM

Post #799528

Can anyone ID this bug?
I found it in my garden yesterday. It's body is firm, and it wiggles back and forth. Its about 2 1/2 in long!
thanks

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dogbane
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2004
12:31 PM

Post #799532

I haven't seen one of these since I was a kid! I don't know exactly what it is, but it's the pupal stage of something - I think it may be a moth. As far as I know, they aren't harmful to anything so I wouldn't get too worked up over it.
8^)
eje
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 5, 2004
4:45 PM

Post #799771

It's the pupae from a hornworm or sphynx moth.

http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/field/hornworm.htm
willowsrain
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2004
6:17 PM

Post #799837

Thank you very much for the info! This bug wont make it to the moth stage. Out of all the years of growing a garden I have never seen one of these before. I try and squish all the horn worms I find.

Thanks again
dogbane
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2004
8:21 PM

Post #799882

Now that I know it is a horn worm... I retract my earlier comment about not getting worked up.
8^(

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