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Nessus Sphinx--two weeks plus - Amphion floridensis

Nessus Sphinx--two weeks plus - Amphion floridensis
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
May 22, 2009
Size: 37 mm
My how its grown in a couple of weeks: 6mm to 37 mm. It gained color after the initial instar, looking much more like a typical green sphinx. Only one cat survived--I believe this one probably ate the smaller one--a lesson for future rearing--keep them separate!

Note how the "tail" (or horn) gets proportionally shorter, compared to the body, as the cat grows. This reminds me of how a puppy "grows into its feet".

Images of this individual: tag all
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