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CLOSED: Huge cat on brugmansia - black w/ yellow stripes; red head

Brooksville, FL(Zone 9a)

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

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Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Looks like this guy...not a good one to have around:

Minot, ND

It's Pseudosphinx tetrio, a sphinx moth caterpillar -

Brooksville, FL(Zone 9a)

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!

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

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!)

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

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

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

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.

(Zone 7a)

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.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

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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