When do Manduca sexta adults emerge from underground?

bugmankeith

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I'm looking all over the internet and they are telling me when they emerge in Florida, but I want to know when they emerge in NY to mate and lay eggs.

They say something about 2-3 generations per year, so that confused me.


I know they are here because the neighbors see the larva on the plants, I want to know when to look for the adults at mating time, they are amazing when they hover and drink from the flowers.
 

the_frog_kid

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ha im back from my dads place
it took like a month to two months for mine to turn
i didnt put them in ground tho
i had great succes




thanx froggy
 

lucanidae

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In the Spring..... there are no exact dates for this kind of thing. It varies by region and by individual animal.
 
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