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Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Xylophanes tersa

Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Xylophanes tersa
La Porte, Harris County, Texas, USA
August 18, 2008
Tersa Sphinx Moth caterpillar chrysalis.

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I've moved these to the guide
Any idea which of your two caterpillars this was from? If not, they should probably all be unlinked.

Did it pupate on the surface, or did you uncover it for this picture?

 
The green one
is a different specimen. I wanted to show the difference in the instar stages. The green one was in the 3rd instar and the brown one was in the 4th. The chrysalis is from the brown one. I hope to get a good picture of the moth when it emerges.

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