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Ceratomia catalpae (Boisduval, 1875)
CATALPA SPHINX
  Lepidoptera   Sphingidae   Ceratomia

Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth, gregarious larvae
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 20
Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth, gregarious larvae

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Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth
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Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth

Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 8
Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth

Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 8
Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth

Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth
© John Pickering, 2004-2019 · 7
Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth

Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth
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Ceratomia catalpae, Catalpa Sphinx Moth
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Unlike most sphinx moths that lay eggs singly, Ceratomia catalpae moths lay batches, which may contain over 100. Through the third instar, their larvae feed gregariously, as shown above, and often defoliate their host tree. Late instar larvae feed individually. They are often parasitized by a by a braconid wasp, Cotesia congregata, which in turn is gregarious.

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Braconidae  Cotesia congregata @ I_JP (7)

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