Details for Record 20904

Species: Carolina Sphinx (Manduca sexta) (Species ID: 117) - View Species | Quad Details   

Date: 10/25/2009

Quad: Saxis (37075_H6)

County: Somerset

Records: 107 total records, 5 for Somerset Co., 3 for Saxis Quad

Observer: Jim Brighton

Specimen: No

Publication: No

Processed by: Jim Brighton

Close-up of the head of a Carolina Sphinx caterpillar found in Somerset Co., Maryland (10/25/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton.

A Carolina Sphinx caterpillar infested with wasp larva found in Somerset Co., Maryland (10/25/2009). The white projections coming out of the caterpillar are cocoons that hold the wasp larva. Once they hatch the larva will feed on the caterpillar. Typically, the caterpillar will perish. Photo by Jim Brighton.