Wildlife Wednesdays: Hawk Moth Pupae

I was digging in my garden and found a Hawk Moth Pupae. Since it's late in the season, this one was definitely settled in for the winter. So, after some picture-taking, my kids and I reburied the pupae where we found it.

This pupae belongs to a species of moth called Sphingidae which are commonly known as Hawk Moths, Sphinx Moths and Hornworms. They usually pupate off the host plant in an underground chamber. My guess is this belongs to a Hummingbird Moth since we typically find them around the area of our house where I was digging.

Pretty cool!
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