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Old Aug 25, 2011, 7:16 PM   #1
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Default Sphinx chersis - Great Ash Sphinx Moth



I shot this fellow tonight. My inlaws brought him over to see if we could take pictures and research his species.
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 6:46 AM   #2
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hi Dan,
..........and these can/will eat anything that is green (and a lot of it).

Two summers back there were a bunch of these in my penta bed. I later saw an adult, it was about 2.5 - 3 inches wingspan. The larvae were approximately 3.0 - 3.5 inches and ate entire penta plants. I found 6 of these critters, they ate 9 total plants, stripped clean, leaving only the main plant stalk and stems.



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Thanks for sharing Bob. Those are nice pictures!
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