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Record size? - Manduca rustica

Record size? - Manduca rustica
New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida, USA
September 2, 2010
Size: 100mm
I am mostly wondering if this is normal size for these guys?

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Record size? - Manduca rustica Record size? - Manduca rustica Record size? - Manduca rustica

you can rear it easy
its nearly full grown
just place it in a container and feed it
they are underground pupaters so when it leaves the food and starts storming around give it some damp not wet soft dirt a few inches to bury itself in. i have had sphinx emerge in as little as 2 weeks, make sure you give it a stick to hang on and inflate the wings. place it in a shady place at normal temps for your area and wait..it will be out one day and you can post it and release. click on my name and you can some of my rearings..on the 30s pages mostly..and have fun..you just might get hooked!

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looks like
Rustic Sphinx - Hodges#7778 (Manduca rustica)and yes they get that big..the moth is beautiful and huge.

 
Thanks
Hi, thanks. When I first saw it I could not believe what I was seeing. So what next, is there anything I can do to see the results? Will it happen soon or should I just move on?

 
Notes on lifecycle here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/193

Basically, they pupate, then go underground.

 
Thanks
This is amazing, I will watch and hopefuly one day get the moth. I appreciate it

looks like
Rustic Sphinx - Hodges#7778 (Manduca rustica)

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