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Hey lady....I took a photo of my White Peony, did not realize there was a green caterpillar in there. Did not want to disturb it in case it was someone important. So the photo is not terribly clear. Thought you might know a green caterpillar that likes Peonies.

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I've read that the White-lined Sphinx Moth will use Peonies as a host plant. Your caterpillar could be an early instar of that species.

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SWEET!! That is the one that kind of looks like a hummer! emoticon

I've left it alone....so far as I know (now checked in a couple days)..it's still there. But the peonies are almost past prime and losing their petals. I hope he/she will be okay...
Thank you, BTW! emoticon

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Unfortunately, the peony flowers are spent and I don't know what happened to the caterpillar.
I did see a few of these....is it possible this is what that was?

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I believe that it is very possible. That is a species that I've seen in my yard too. They are so much fun to watch in flight, though difficult to photograph. I'm pleased to say that I have gotten some good shots of them though.



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This guy was sitting on my Rubbermaid bin I have for storing my outside chair cushions in.
He's quite pretty...

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I actually rescued one of these from a Home Depot once and took it home to release.




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 emoticon

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I once purposely brought home a tree frog from Home Depot too. It was on a type of plant that I wanted to buy so it made the choice easy. I've also adopted caterpillars from stores just to save them.

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I've taken frogs from the plants at home depot home and released them in my garden! emoticon
I even saved a rather large spider, who was on one of my plants this year....but I had a lot of shopping to do, so I released him outside by the trees on the river... emoticon

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