Tetrio Sphinx Emerges Unlucky

After having seen the giant caterpillars of the tetrio sphinx (Pseudosphinx tetrio), I was quite excited when Sally brought over a present: a tetrio sphinx pupa she had found while sweeping the porch of her new house. The large pupa was wiggly and mysterious, although you could see the outlines of the wings, eyes and proboscis through the shell. After hosting the pupa for a couple weeks in a large jar, the moth finally emerged, clinging to a paper towel to pump out its wings. Unfortunately, much like our beloved Crépe, the wings never expanded fully and after the sphinx disappeared for a day, I found it dead.

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