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Daphnis Hypothous Crameri


Daphnis hypothous is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from Sri Lanka, southern and northern India, Nepal, Myanmar, southern China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is a rare vagrant to the Western Palaearctic ecozone. During the last hundred years a number have been discovered within the Middle East and one was even found in Scotland late last century but this was probably imported as a pupa with cargo. The wingspan is 86-120 mm. It is a very fast flyer and is attracted to both sweet-smelling flowers and light. Larvae have been recorded feeding on Rubiaceae species, including Cinchona, Wendlandia and Uncaria species in India. Most instars are green with a brown backward curving tailhorn and a pair of white or red and yellow dorso-lateral stripes. Some instars have various coloured markings along the sides, including a blue eyespot on each side of the metathorax. The final instar is reddish brown. (source: Wikipedia)


asia, Found in Singapore. urban.


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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Awesome! I'd be honored to have this in my mission:

Evelyn Chia
Evelyn Chia 10 years ago

Thanks NuwanChathuranga! (:

Evelyn Chia
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Evelyn Chia

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Oct 21, 2012
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012

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