11 December 2011

Winter Walnut Sphinx Larvae

We found this Walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis) larvae slowly crawling across the pavement this weekend - a strange sight to see in the December. I grabbed it and placed it on the soil in our garden, where it immediately began to find its way beneath the mulch and soil. This is a green morph. I've previously documented the red-brown morph in the garden. We have none of this moth's documented host plants anywhere around the hood, so I'm guessing it likes to munch on the pecans...closely related to walnuts...

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