Monday, September 17, 2018

Busy evening

 After I found the trapdoor spiderlings, James spotted this FAT caterpillar, likely a sphinx species, in the American beautyberry. It was HUGE. It's a rustic sphinx larva (Manduca rustica).

 Twice-stabbed ladybug eating an oleander aphid.
 Another ground beetle wandering along....


Rebecca said...

Love how the caterpillar waited for you to measure it. What a patient little guy.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

It was STILL dining on beautyberry leaves the next morning!

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