Fotos / Sonidos


Polilla Esfinge Pandora (Eumorpha pandorus)




Septiembre 16, 2023 a las 11:38 AM EDT


Although I concede this is not the place for inappropriate innuendo, suffice to say I can think of three dirty jokes here just off the top of my head.

update 9/26 - the caterpillar became rambunxious and appeared to be sloughing some thoracic integument, and I believed it to be ready to go pupate for the winter. As much as I’d love to photograph this as a newly emerged adult, I am not adequately prepared to overwinter the pupa of a dedicated soil obligate. Previous attempts have led to fungal pathogens due to incorrect moisture and temperature levels. So I just released this individual since it will know what it needs better than I do.