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Old 08-19-2017, 03:50 AM   #11
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Let's see how good you are at identifying this....(Taken early July)
Eggs like those can be numerous insects. You gotta wait and see what pops out. Since these are from July, did you get to see what they were?
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:58 PM   #12
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YES>>>
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Three days later this little guy shows up
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:17 PM   #13
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One of the hawk / sphinx / clearwing moths? Is that a black horn-like protrusion on first instar?
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:24 AM   #14
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How on earth did you ever spot that tiny little dot?
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It sure appears to be in another take of it.
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:44 AM   #15
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Definitely a sphinx. I don't know which one from first instar.

Just came inside from looking for pillars with my blacklight flashlight. Found two sphinx: Virginia creeper and probably a blinded but maybe a small-eyed. Also found a polyphemus and an escapee IO. And a cicada had just enough fluorescence to its wings for me to spot it.
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Three weeks later.....
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One seems to be shedding it's skin.
Would that also be known as a hornworm?
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Looks like one of the sphinx moths, possibly the twin-spotted sphinx (Smerinthus jamaicensis). The sphinx and hawk moths are called hornworms.
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So they are....one and the same as a hornworm. It's more common name?
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Yes, I think it's just a common way to refer to a group of caterpillars that have a "horn" or two in the larval stage.
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One seems to be shedding it's skin.
I'd lean towards blinded sphinx AKA Paonias excaecatus.
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