Xylophanes tersa tersa

Xylophanes tersa tersa
Tersa Sphinx Moth
(Linnaeus, 1771) Sphinx

Xylophanes tersa, Austin, Travis County, Texas,
October 5, 2009, courtesy of Jacque Austin.

Jacque writes, "Caterpillar was found on our garage floor. Hairy look is due to lint also on our garage floor."

I identified the larva and indicated, "It is the caterpillar of Xylophanes tersa, the Tersa Sphinx. Thanks for thinking of me. This species is quite common in your area. It has been attacked or is in process of attack by parasitic wasps. I request permission to post your image credited to you to a webpage?"

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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Macroglossinae, Harris, 1839
Tribe: Macroglossini, Harris, 1839
Genus: Xylophanes Hubner [1819] ...........
Species: tersa tersa Linnaeus, 1771


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