Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth, gregarious larvae
Ceratomia catalpae, _Catalpa_Sphinx_Moth, _gregarious_larvae, I_JP6170
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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.

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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