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Photo#727398
First Instar of Ficus Sphinx larvae? - Pachylia ficus

First Instar of Ficus Sphinx larvae? - Pachylia ficus
Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA
December 1, 2012
Size: 8MM
This interesting larvae apparently eats small holes in the center of the leaf before graduating to munching at the margins.. Also, if this is the Ficus moth larvae it's interesting that it starts out with an elaborate 'spine' and later loses it.

Moved- appears to be P. ficus
Moved from ID Request.

Compare to this image of early instar P. ficus. http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu/Wadults/photopage.lasso?photocode%20dotj=DHJ425927.j

tooo
cool! are you rearing this?

 
No, it's on a tree in my yard
No, it's on a tree in my yard. Thanks.

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