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Friday, September 19, 2008

Yep, Ya'll Are Right.

The photos below are of a Hummingbird Moth, the Sphingidae family I believe. The moth worms are those real pretty light green ones. Maybe I'll try to raise some, our youngest raised 5 butterflies early spring and set them free. That was a wonderful experiment for the entire family. Thanks for helping me out.

5 comments:

Fran said...

Raising butterflies sure sounds like a fun family experiment :) My daughter has been pointing out butterflies to me a lot lately!

Gail said...

Hi, just here catching up, hope all is going well in your gardening world!

Gail

Jean said...

What wonderful pictures! How exciting to see a hummingbird moth and to get so many great pictures! Jean

Leedra said...

Gosh, what a find! We love it when we capture something new with our lens.

GreenJeans said...

If you have any Pentas, check them regularly. If you notice that something's been eating them, search the plant. The Tersa Sphinx (hummingbird moth) caterpillar loves Pentas. The caterpillars are sometimes green and sometimes brown depending on what stage they are in. We've raised them and released the moths and it's always SO much fun for the kids (and me)!