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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Nov 15, 2014 7:22 PM CST
I was courious to know what the cats eat in your garden? The Plumeria they are on looks unscathed in the photo.They are quite startling looking creatures! Fantastic! Thank You. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 15, 2014 8:15 PM CST
You can see in this picture that they are happily munching away on the plumeria leaves.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
Nov 16, 2014 1:43 AM CST
Pseudosphinx tetrio. I've just looked it up. It bites! Along with that it has hairs that come loose and imbed into the skin to cause iritation. Plumeria' seems to be it's primary food along with some others in family Apocynaceae. Hence two of it's common names; Fangipani Hornworm and Plumeria caterpillar. You must be their best green grocer friend in your neighborhood. Do you let them be or check there free for all with your flora somehow? They are quite large even for a hornworm! Still I find them quite captivating to look at. Ours here are tame in comparison but just as voracious for greens. I'm fairly sure ours don't bite but they do disgorge a droplet if disturbed similar to one thats doing it in your photo. I tip my hat to you.

Five-spotted hawkmoth cat.
Manduca quinquemaculata (Haworth, 1803) Stuffed with Brugmansia sanguinea
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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Nov 16, 2014 5:41 AM CST
They are very rarely seen here. This is the third time in the 14 years I have been growing plumeria. They are more much more commonly found in the Caribbean and Central American home of plumeria.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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HamiltonSquare
Nov 16, 2014 3:04 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.

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