Ask a Question forum: Type of worm?

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 450, Replies: 22 » Jump to the end

inversino
Oct 1, 2015 12:17 PM CST
Thumb of 2015-10-01/inversino/02bad4

Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
Image
RickCorey
Oct 1, 2015 12:21 PM CST
Welcome!

Welcome to ATP, Inversino!

C'mon, was that photoshopped or real? If real, it sure has bizarre camouflage.

My guess was a baby "Dune Sandworm" (science fiction reference).


inversino
Oct 1, 2015 12:25 PM CST
No, I just found it on my papaya tree and its aggressive. I never seen this type of worm.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Image
Hemophobic
Oct 1, 2015 12:30 PM CST
Yuk!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace


inversino
Oct 1, 2015 12:36 PM CST

Thumb of 2015-10-01/inversino/1c1f30

Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Oct 1, 2015 1:42 PM CST
Please, it might help if we knew which country or which state you are in. Thank you.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Oct 1, 2015 1:45 PM CST
Okay, I think I have it...well, I don't have it, just the identification:
Alope sphinx/Erinnyis alope or something pretty darn close.

@mellielong, can you check this please?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
Image
RickCorey
Oct 1, 2015 2:10 PM CST
Yikes! Scary.


inversino
Oct 1, 2015 2:55 PM CST
I am in Texas.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Oct 1, 2015 3:06 PM CST
Nature sure is amazing with some of the critters that visit our gardens! Could it be the caterpillar of a hawk moth?
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hawk+moth+caterpillar&qp...



~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
Image
Danita
Oct 1, 2015 3:11 PM CST
Wow, that's creepy.
Good sleuthing, Greene!
http://bugguide.net/node/view/617192

inversino
Oct 1, 2015 3:11 PM CST
To Greene from Georgia thank you for your help your identification was right on "Alope sphinx/Erinnyis alope" . It the same insect.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Oct 1, 2015 5:08 PM CST
greene said:Okay, I think I have it...well, I don't have it, just the identification:
Alope sphinx/Erinnyis alope or something pretty darn close.



I am not Mellie, but insects interest me, so I had to take a peek... It looks to be at least in the Erinnyis genus. It seems to change color with the different instars.

I don't mind picking up insects, but that one might give me pause.


inversino
Oct 1, 2015 5:16 PM CST
Thanks it is Alope sphinx/Erinnyis alope Hurray!
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
Image
mellielong
Oct 1, 2015 5:49 PM CST
Yup, Greene, looks like you got it. BAMONA reports they are found in Texas and use Papaya as a host plant. Sphinx Moth caterpillars (not worms, FYI) often look scary with their horn on the back and strange eyespots.
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Moonhowl
Oct 1, 2015 5:58 PM CST
If it gives humans pause, imagine what it does to birds.... Big Grin

edited because I can't spell..














[Last edited by Moonhowl - Oct 1, 2015 7:14 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #962274 (16)
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover
Image
Weedwhacker
Oct 1, 2015 6:43 PM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants, @Inversino !

OMG, "strange eyespots" seems to me a huge understatement, Melanie! The photo looks like some kind of one-eyed snake... normally it's the spiny/hairy caterpillars that kind of gross me out but this one is even worse. But I do really like the sphinx moths... Smiling
"Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained."
- John Powell / Cubits.org - A Universe of Communities
/ Share your recipes: Favorite Recipes A-Z cubit
C/F temp conversion / NGA Member Map
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
Image
greene
Oct 1, 2015 6:52 PM CST
I must apologize to inversino; I was so excited to see the strange caterpillar that I forgot to say Welcome!
Welcome to ATP. That was a great photo!! This was a fun ID. Hurray! Thank You!

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Moonhowl
Oct 1, 2015 7:21 PM CST
And I forgot my manners. Welcome to ATP inversino.

Does the "mouth/lips" on this caterpillar look computer generated? I know that isn't the case...just reminds me...kept thinking they would start talking.. Whistling
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Image
Hemophobic
Oct 1, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Welcome, Inversino. But my comment is still yuk!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Pacific Blue Ice"