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big hairy moths

As a kid, I used to find caterpillars and raise them to adulthood. Nowadays, I don™t even see many caterpillars. Gone are the days, or so it seems, when every tomato plant had to be monitored for sphinx moth larva…

The Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) is a handsome small butterfly, but not outstanding; it is easily confused with other orangey species such as coppers or skippers.