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Unlike most moths, this species lays batches of eggs, sometimes numbering 100-200. In the first instars the larvae feed in a group. Later instars are not gregarious and feed by themselves. Large numbers of larvae can defoliate their host Catalpa trees.

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title Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth, gregarious larvae
same specimen as id I_JP4455_1
country United States
state/province Georgia
county Clarke
city/place/location Athens
street/site/trail Ben Epps Airport
latitude 33.953
longitude -83.324
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 33.953_-83.324
date1 yyyymmdd 1990
notes Plants in dl/nh/tx/Plantae may also be in JP8xxxx or USGeorgiaClarke or OTHER/iMac/Picks_images

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