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2nd instar larva - Manduca jasminearum

2nd instar larva - Manduca jasminearum
Salem, New London County, Connecticut, USA
August 6, 2015
Size: 25mm
This is a second instar larva I am rearing from a female that I found in Salem, Connecticut and mentioned to coax into laying only a single egg. It is 25mm long...not including its lovely blue horn!

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Nice!
There are very few photos out there of M. jasminearum larvae. Did you by chance have luck? I'd love to see images of the final instar.

Also, very nice CT record. These are apparently showing up in good numbers in CT now (they were extirpated for some time) and have even been seen in RI.

 
CT jasminearum records
Ryan, I have been seeing M. jasminearum in Connecticut in numbers (usually more than one a night) for six weeks each of the last three years. At least 50+ each year. One night this year I saw 7 on a single building. I will post a last instar larva photo.

Jeff

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