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By Neisy

broward/florida, United States Us

Thought these were Monarchs eating my Frangepanias. They're not. they triple in size within 2 to 3 days. They are ENORMOUS now and even scare the cats and birds. Is it "MOTHRA'' ?

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Wow,I've never seen any like this before..scary!..but beautiful markings ..

5 Aug, 2012


Its a Frangipani Sphinx Moth caterpillar - they don't sting or anything, but can get up to 10 inches long...

5 Aug, 2012


Ten inches!! That would really scare me if I came across one. Beautiful though. Are they native?

6 Aug, 2012


You would think it would change into a beautiful colourful moth - but no - just a big brown one. Wonderful to see though.

6 Aug, 2012


Not native here, Merlinbabydoc, I don't think we get them at all here.

6 Aug, 2012


Thank goodness!!

6 Aug, 2012


Yea, I'm glad they're not here either - at 10 inches, you'd be tempted to use a shotgun, lol

7 Aug, 2012

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