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Tomato hornworm? - Pachysphinx

Tomato hornworm? - Pachysphinx
Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
July 26, 2019
Size: 4 inches
Found in a weird place on some gravel among aspen trees. Tomato hornworm? Has a tiny yellow butt spike and yellow eyes that don’t quite match pics of other hornworms I’ve found. Have it in a jar with tomato leaves right now and he is ignoring them.

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Sphinx moth caterpillar
He's pretty big... probably looking to dig into the soil and pupate.

 
Thanks! I gave him more soul
Thanks! I gave him more soil and he dug right in. Excited to release a moth in a few weeks :)

 
Maybe not until spring (whene
Maybe not until spring (whenever that is in NV)(said the snarky Minnesotan).

 
Jim is probably right!
Keep the container in a sheltered spot like a shed for the winter so that the pupa gets its proper winter diapause.

 
Awesome, will do. I used to c
Awesome, will do. I used to catch 'pillars and rear them to butterflies and moths all the time as a kid. Fun to have the chance to do so again. Thanks everyone!!

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