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Pacific Green Sphinx [Arctonotus lucidus ] Adult Insect Images

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This captive-reared female emerged on 2-25-2008. Note the piece of pupal shell stuck to her upper thorax. I carefully removed it with tweezers for the subsequent photos.

This pair of Green Sphinx moths was taken near Castiac on 2-8-2007. The ova and subsequent generation of larvae depicted on the rearing page are the progeny of the female below. Thanks to Dave Wikle for these two specimens and resulting ova!

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