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Nessus Sphinx egg - Amphion floridensis

Nessus Sphinx egg - Amphion floridensis
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
April 26, 2009
Size: 1.3 mm
Egg of Nessus Sphinx. I saw an adult ovipositing on the small twin emergent leaves (cotyledons?) of Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia--at least that is what I think the plant to be--there were typical five-fingered leaves nearby. The eggs were laid on the underside of the leaves. They are pale green spheres, just over 1 mm in diameter, and virtually featureless.

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Nessus Sphinx egg - Amphion floridensis Nessus Sphinx--1st instar larva - Amphion floridensis Nessus Sphinx--one week old - Amphion floridensis Nessus Sphinx--two weeks plus - Amphion floridensis Nessus Sphinx--three weeks - Amphion floridensis Nessus Sphinx-five weeks - Amphion floridensis Nessus Sphinx--pupa - Amphion floridensis