Rustic sphinx (detail) - Manduca rustica
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
September 30, 2005
J & J noticed the black dots on my first posting of this hornworm. On close inspection, I think they are empty silky pupae of some kind of parasite. This was the best detail I could get with my camera. Spiracle at top right, two adjacent empty pupae at bottom center.
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