Thursday is Butterfly Day and Insect Day Giveaway- Week 35

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Hi everyone! It's that time again...Thursday is Butterfly Day and Insect Day Giveaway- Week 35! Gather around the Insect Pub to see butterflies and other insects from around the world, and to make new friends. Post your butterfly and other insect photos, or art work for a chance to win Steem Basic Income shares. A minimum of 2-SBI will be given away; 1-SBI for photos and 1-SBI for art work. If no art work is submitted, then 2-SBI will be given for photos. Depending on how many entries there are, I might be able to give away more. Entries will not be judged and winners are chosen at random. You have 6 days for entries in this post and then a new one will begin. Thanks so much for all of your photos and art work which I have truly enjoyed.

Thanks to our friend @chromiumone the prizes for the winners are worth much more. He is going to match each winner by giving 5 MORE SBI shares which means that each winner will get a total of 6-SBI shares! Please give @chromiumone some love! There are 3 winners for this week and they are: @theithei, @gertu, @sketch.and.jam and I am giving @chromiumone a gift of 1-SBI for his generosity. Congratulations!

Here are the rules for the Giveaway.

1-One submission per person per week.
2-All photos and art work must be your own work. Photos and art work from the internet will not be accepted.
3-Make your own butterfly or insect post and use one of these tags: #butterflyday or #insectpub.
4-IMPORTANT! To be entered in the giveaway you MUST put the link to your post in the comments below.
5-Upvotes to the post are not necessary but are greatly appreciated, and might allow me to giveaway more prizes.

I am looking forward to seeing your butterflies and other insects!

Here are my photos for today of the Tobacco Hornworm.

The Tobacco Hormworm (Manduca sexta) is a voracious eater of the leaves of tomato plants, tobacco, potatoes, various ornamental plants and weeds. They will sometimes feed on the leaves of eggplant and pepper; however, that is rare. They have a worm-like body and a red horn at the rear. For all of the reasons I have stated above, that is how they got their name.

Tobacco Hornworms look very much like Tomato Hornworms. Look at the color of the horns and the body markings to tell them apart. The horn on the tobacco hornworm is red and the horn of the tomato hornworm is black. The body of the tobacco hornworm has whitish, diagonal lines and the body of the the tomato hornworm has V-shaped markings.

Hornworms do not hurt people but I would stay clear of the sharp horn if I were you, just to be safe. They wave their end with the horn in a threatening manner to keep predators away.

When hornworms are large and wandering like this one, it is most likely looking for a place to pupate, under leaves or in the soil. The Tobacco Hornworm will become the Carolina Sphinx Moth.

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Congradulations @theithei, @gertu, @sketch.and.jam
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Would have done this earlier but I decided to sleep in this morning =)
Good luck for this week everyone

Muchas gracias @chromiumone, por su premio!!!.

Your welcome @GERTU thanks for the awesome scary spider !

jajajaja. De nada. Ya, no me da miedo. El conocimiento de lo que da el miedo, te libera. Lee sobre ellos, y hasta allí llegará tu miedo.
Muchas gracias por tu aporte a este concurso maravilloso, por las personas que involucra.

Hi @chromiumone! Thanks so much for your support! I am happy that you were able to sleep in. I did too and that must be why I feel deranged. LOL!

Muchas gracias @watisnew, no imaginé que mi arañita ganara. Generó tanto miedo, que pensé que no llegaría a nada. Es una sorpresa y un placer.
Felicitaciones a los demás ganadores.

¡Jaja! ¡Me generó mucho miedo! El gusto es mio. ¿Leíste la parte de que tu premio es para seis OSE? Eso se debe a que @chromiumone agregó cinco OSE a cada ganador. No fue
que tan amable de su parte?

Siiiii, lo leí. Un poco tarde pero lo hice. Es una muy buena acción, la de @chromiumone. Pocas personas conozco que se ocupan de dar mucho a los demás.
Estoy muy contenta por la parte del premio, que me corresponde. Muchas gracias por hacer este concurso. Y también por la calidad de las personas que participan en él.

La mayoría de las personas en esta plataforma son algunas de las personas más amables y afectuosas que he conocido. Me encanta retribuir de alguna manera para ayudar a los demás.

Me estoy convenciendo de eso. Ya conozco a varios. Gracias por la parte de su ayuda que me corresponde, al permitir tan amablemente que participe en él. Un abrazo fuerte.

That is one plump tobacco hornworm. I raised some tomato worms for my pet tarantulas and they got bloated eating just one caterpillar so all the rest ended up hatching into moths.


OMG! I am trying not to picture your bloated pet tarantulas! Heebie-Jeebies!

Haha they are kind of like pet rocks, they mostly just sit and conserve energy. They rarely go out hunting in the wild as well and just sit in a burrow somewhere for most of the year.

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That sure is great to know about them. They can hide all they want to, the longer the better. But I would much rather have a pet rock, in a heartbeat!

Someone has a !DERANGED case of Arachnophobia lol

You are 100% correct! LOL!

deranged You just received DERANGED @whatisnew Keep up the great work, view all your tokens at

Thank you!

The Sphingidae belong in any case to the biggest and most impressive moths. Especially the caterpillars are very popular with breeders because of their size and intensive colouring. The caterpillar shown by you does not occur in Germany. I am happy about your contribution and hope for more great pictures.

Hi @falterman! Yes, the Sphinx and Hawk moths can be large and very impressive. Nature sure is amazing! I am happy that I could show you something that you do not have in Germany. That is one of the things that I love about this giveaway. Thanks so much for your kind words and support. : )

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How cool that you have some photos of hatched hornworms to go along with my photos. Thanks for your entry! : )

They are a bit of a hassle to deal with just going to a petstore for waxworms is easier. I thought i'd treat the spiders and vinegaroon to something different lol.

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I had to look up waxworms and vinegaroon. Gross!!!!

Haha carl the vinegaroon is hilarious, has more character than my spiders.

Hi Anne! Thanks for your entry! : )

Thank You...!!
And your most welcome
@whatisnew 🐝🦋🐞

Beautiful photography

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Thanks for the nice compliment and for stopping by @shuvo35! : )

Cool photos of a nasty bugger! They really make it look attractive! :))

Thanks so much! HaHa! Nasty bugger!

Fantastic photos of the Tobacco Hornworm. They sure are big..!!😯.
I have seen Hornworms and they truly have BIG appetites..!

Thanks Anne! This was the first time I saw one in person and of course I was enjoying every second. : )

Hi @ultratrain! Good to see you here and thanks for your entry. : )

Hi @chromiumone! Thanks for your entry. : )

I know how much you like to get the face O.o
The only one out of about a 100 images with a full face shot. With the tongue out even.
Also if you ever have a blurry bee contest I got that one covered lol

HaHa! I know all too well about how many photos it takes to get just one good one and many blurry ones too. I know I shouldn't even try to take pictures on a windy day because they all come out blurry but I still haven't learned my lesson.

Hi @arnaudt! Good to see you here and thanks for your entry! : )

Saludos. Por acá dejo mi entrada. Gracias.
Por cierto, tu oruga es preciosa. Me encanta ese color.


Hi @gertu! Thanks for your entry. : )

Hi @whatisnew that is one awesome looking Tobacco Hornworm i remember playing with them as a kid i use to provoke them with a stick just to see that horn come up for attack i was a mean little boy teasing but i do love that fluorescent green color on them 🙂

High Brown Fritillary Butterfly !!


Hi @hangin! I can just picture you doing that to the hornworms. I hope you behave like a gentleman now. LOL! Thanks for your entry. : )

Haha...i am a gentleman now 🙂

Howdy butterfly! How's it going? Great job for doing this contest and that is one interesting hornworm!

Howdy jonboy! Thanks for your support as always. That was the first time I have seen a hornworm so I was excited. I can finally say that things are going good, thanks for asking. And you?

Things are going very well here and I'm tempted to talk about the 70+ degree weather but I won't. lol. You were excited to see a hornworm. Spoken like a true Entomologist. lol.