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About 5" long.
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Okay. Thanks for the information, Scott, Urifah, and Bayucca. It seems safest to just keep this at Acherontia sp., then. ;-)
There are quite a few reports from Malaysia:http://www.leppidio.com/driedinsect/prod...http://www.wildborneo.com.my/photo.php?f...http://www.flickr.com/photos/17487183@N0...http://www.animalsandearth.com/en/photo/...http://www.animalsandearth.com/en/photo/...Pest report from Malaysia:http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search...funet: http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/764...its the link of the similar spotting
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/693... Acherontia lachesis New Guinea
I have gathered this range information, though I am not 100% sure of legitimacy. Acherontia atropos is more of a Euro-African species, found only on the continents of Europe and Africa, and a little bit of very west Asia. Acherontia styx appears to be the only one which extends southward into Malaysia. Acherontia lachesis seems to reach more Eastward than southward, being found in parts of the Philippines and the Hawaiian Islands.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acherontia_...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acherontia_...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acherontia_...
What about Acherontia lachesis??http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id193...http://www.flickr.com/photos/taiwan_moth...I didn't find a good clue for separating the Styx and Lachesis. What do you think, Jacob?
Thanks. I just read up on your ID. I did not know it is found in Malaysia!
Acherontia atropos doesn't extend to Malaysia, though a very similar Acherontia styx does.
It is Acherontia atropos caterpillar :)
Spotted on Jun 5, 2012 Submitted on Dec 9, 2012
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