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Sphinx ligustri


Sphingidae is a family of moths (Lepidoptera), commonly known as hawk moths, sphinx moths and hornworms, that includes about 1,450 species. It is best represented in the tropics but there are species in every region.They are moderate to large in size and are distinguished among moths for their rapid, sustained flying ability. The narrow wings and streamlined abdomen are adaptations for rapid flight. -Wikipedia-

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Khathoub 11 years ago

bayucca, this was the only shot i got. thanks heap..

bayucca 11 years ago

Yes, it is a hawkmoth, Sphingidae. Looks like being a underside view. Do you have a picture of the other side?

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Polhengoda, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 19, 2012
Submitted on Dec 19, 2012

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