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Subject: Identify
Location: Central Texas zip code 78640
January 20, 2013 12:58 pm
Dear sir,
I was turning garden soil for early planting when I came across an unfamiliar insect stage. Coul you help me wit identification. It is brown and just under 3 inches. I placed it on the edge of a cinder block next to a ruller an took a close up photo whith my digital camera. It was found less than 6 inches underground. I am located in central Texas at zip code 78640
Signature: Richard A. McKean

Sphinx Moth Pupa

Hi Richard,
This is the pupa of a Sphinx Moth in the genus
Manduca.  There are two species that feed on the leaves of tomato plants and other plants in the family Solanacea.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Texas

2 Responses to Sphinx Moth Pupa

  1. virgilio says:

    I found one here in Miami, Fl. about 3 inches long

  2. J Masters says:

    Found one near Sacramento, California. About a foot down, near the edge of a garden box. On opposite side from tomato plant location.

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