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Worm or Larvae or something I found. 2nd Photo - Eacles imperialis

Worm or Larvae or something I found. 2nd Photo - Eacles imperialis
Atlantic Beach, Duval County, Florida, USA
October 20, 2008
Size: 4" long 1" in diameter

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Worm or Larvae or something I found. 2nd Photo - Eacles imperialis Worm or Larvae or something I found. - Eacles imperialis

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Saturniid
Looks like Eacles imperialis to me. Doesn't look like a sphingid.

 
Looks like you're right

I think it's a pupa of
an imperial moth, Eacles imperialis.

Sphinx Pupa?
I'm guessing it's the pupa of a sphinx moth. The larva is some type of hornworm. If you could rotate the pupa slightly so we can see its face, we might get a better idea. If it's not a sphinx, it's some other kind of moth. Do you recall seeing any large caterpillars in the area where you found it? How about a shed skin where the base of the pupa was?

If you keep it until it hatches, please post what it hatches into.

Yes, it's alive.
This worm or whatever it is is definitely alive. He moves when I pick it up but usually just lies there if I'm not bothering it.

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