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Old 12-08-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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This is what it looks like after transformation

Beautiful!!!

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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Looks like the Deaths Head Moth from Silence of the Lambs!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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Looks like the Deaths Head Moth from Silence of the Lambs!

I have fished those sphinx moths out of my house many times. My squeamish husband would say " Mon Mothra is in the house again!" They are very large.

I didn't realize they had red caterpillars as well as the ravenous green ones that have attacked my garden for years. This year, I only lost one plant to them. I've had a lot more birds in my garden this year and I think they are taking care of that problem.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Looks like the Deaths Head Moth from Silence of the Lambs!
omg it does!

For anyone worried, I didn't kill it I did put him in a bush outside. I spray a little bug spray by the door usually and didn't want it to run into that.

And to the person who said kill it with fire... Me using fire to kill anything never works out well for either party involved! lol

Thanks for all the links and photos! Much appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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omg it does!

For anyone worried, I didn't kill it I did put him in a bush outside. I spray a little bug spray by the door usually and didn't want it to run into that.

And to the person who said kill it with fire... Me using fire to kill anything never works out well for either party involved! lol

Thanks for all the links and photos! Much appreciated.
I actually looked up Deaths Head Moth and that exact picture came up, so that's not what your worm turns into...
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I can tell you it's not a tomato horned-worm, which is a good thing. (Those little buggers can decimate a garden quickly.) The tomato-horned worm later turns into a very large sphinx moth.

Maybe your little guy is a butterfly? I saw what looked like a Monarch this summer, which I had not seen in years.
Monarch is what I thought of because we saw one the other day. I don't know the time of year they migrate, but there is a grove of trees that gets covered with them in the Carmel, CA area. It may have been November the time we saw them.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I saw 3 or 4 down here in Kingman about 2 weeks ago ......
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Looks like a Witchity grub.. Very tasty when cooked on a hot coals...Or at least I have been told....
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