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Cocoon Southern Arizona - Manduca

Cocoon Southern Arizona - Manduca
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
March 24, 2013
Size: 2.5 inches (approx)
I found this while planting in my garden. Was approx 6" below surface. It was very active moving inside.

Moved from ID Request.

pupa...a hawkmoth..there are several possibilitys as to who this is is one of which is the beautiful rustic sphinx moth manduca rustica..that loop thingie is his probiscus for drinking in a container with a stick so he can he can cling to it and inflate his wings and wait a few more weeks..

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