Sphecodina abbottii larva (brown form),
downtown Montreal, Quebec,
July 24, 2009, courtesy of Jennifer Morrison.
Larvae often show considerable variation.
For care of "found larvae/caterpillars" visit Manduca sexta larva, central Texas, August 21, 2008, Trina Woodall.
Please help me develop this list with improved, documented accuracy by sending sightings (species, date, location), preferably with an electronic image, via email to Bill Oehlke.
Many thanks to Mike Guetta for the following image:
Ceratomia amyntor mature larva, St. Urban Street, Plateau Mont-Royal,
Montreal, Quebec, September 11, 2013, courtesy of Mike Guetta.
Visit Quebec Catocala: Underwing Moths
See Hemaris comparison to help distinguish the next three species.
Enjoy some of nature's wonderments, giant silk moth cocoons. These cocoons are for sale winter and fall. Beautiful Saturniidae moths will emerge the following spring and summer. Read Actias luna rearing article. Additional online help available.
Eggs of many North American species are offered during the spring and summer. Occasionally summer Actias luna and summer Antheraea polyphemus cocoons are available. Shipping to US destinations is done from with in the US.
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