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Pellucid Hawk Moth or Coffee Clearwing (Male)

Cephonodes hylas hylas

Description:

wingspan of 45–73 mm, 1.25 inches long, daytime flying, it moves from flower to flower like a flash, hovering for a second to sip nectar. Hard to see the details while it is flying, it's just a blur...

Habitat:

rural garden

Notes:

Ahha, that maybe who's eating my Gardenia !

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Pellucid Hawk Moth (Male)
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7 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thank you Archer 07...

Archer 07
Archer 07 5 years ago

Beautiful Moth, great picture.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thank you triggsturner. These are fun to watch in the garden, one can hardly follow them with the eyes, they move so fast.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Thats brilliant!

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

and thanks for the ID also, Agnes...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

great link, thanks Agnes...

Nice spotting Pam! This is also called Coffee Clearwing or Coffee Bee Hawkmoth : http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/c_hyl....

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Nov 11, 2015
Submitted on Dec 11, 2015

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