Amphion floridensis – Nessus Sphinx

Hodges # 7873

Caterpillar foods: grape, virginia creeper, Ampelopsis, cayenne pepper  (Bugguide)

5/25/2006

 

6/7/2008

 

In June 2010 I reared several caterpillars.

6/25/2010

 

6/25/2010

 

6/27/2010

 

6/27/2010

 

6/27/2010

 

At that point they stopped eating and looked like they were ready to pupate.  I put them in a closed plastic container with some damp sphagnum, in a dark cupboard, and after about a week they had all pupated.

This photo of the pupae was taken quite a bit later – on 9/20/2010.

They spent the winter on our porch, and emerged the following spring.

5/12/2011  Newly emerged

Amphion floridensis 5-12-11 emerged 1

 

5/12/2011  newly emerged

Amphion floridensis 5-12-11 emerged 2

 

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