Chewy the Achemon sphinx moth made a debute today. http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eumorpha-achemon
Life cycle from Larva to Pupa to Moth.
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Pauline discovered Chewy as a giant green caterpillar on 7/11/2015 chewing away at our Merlot leaves. He chewed so loud that we could hear him through the Tupperware where he was temporarily kept and named him Chewy. He dug into the soil in a base on 7/13/2015 and pupated 2 days later. He emerged this morning. Unlike Monarch butterfly where its first poo is red, Achemon sphinx moth's first poo is cream color.
Found this caterpillar on my Merlot grapevines in Anaheim, kept it and it started digging 2 days later
There was a series i had last year with raising these and i was waiting for the other one to hatch and it never did and for a while i forgot i had this video still of the moth before release, so i thought i'd share because Achemon are so pretty!
Happy Mother's Day!
Captured video of a newly pupated sphinx moth at Home Depot in Denver, CO. It's quite beautiful. I was very tempted to buy the plant just so I could take it home. I believe that this is a female as the antennae are not "fuzzy".
This Abbott's Sphinx Moth (Sphenodina abbottii) warms-up in preparation for flight. Captured at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (06 June 2013) and photographed on 07 June 2013.
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