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Photo#1700529
hornworm on beautyberry - Manduca rustica

hornworm on beautyberry - Manduca rustica
Mableton, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
July 22, 2019
Size: 1 inch
Brought this in to see what it will turn into, but it doesn't appear to be eating. Should I give it something besides beauty berry? I have oak and cherry and dogwood and serviceberry near as well as a good collection of native wildflowers.

Moved
Moved from Sphinx Moths.

I'm not sure, but I suspect t
I'm not sure, but I suspect this is Manduca rustica, for which beauty berry is listed as a larval host. Perhaps your larva is preparing to molt to the next instar before resuming eating? Could also try any of the other hosts that may be nearby.

 
Thank you, and I hope you're
Thank you, and I hope you're right about the molting!

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