What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is it
Location: South New Jersey
March 26, 2014 11:40 am
I was removing a Bush From the frount of my yard, and just at root level i found this Cocoon. It is still Alive decause its Tail moves pod and all. I put it in a Jar with holes and placed it on my Boiler to hatch it and see what comes out. I am sending you some photos of it, What do you suggest i do with it.
Please answer back Sensirly: Agatino Caruso of Wall New Jersey , Momouth County.
Signature: Agatino Caruso

Sphinx Moth Pupa

Sphinx Moth Pupa

Dear Agatino,
Was there a tomato plant near that location last season?  This is the pupa of a Sphinx Moth, most likely one of the members of the genus
Manduca that have caterpillars that feed upon the leaves of tomato and some other plants in the family Solanacea.

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *