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Four Angled Bean

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

Description:

I am trying to find an ID for this vine plant, so that I can record it as a host plant for the caterpillar of acherontia lachensis. The plant is a vine and this is the fruit. Unfortunately, the caterpillars had eaten all the leaves.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

I know it is a big ask for an ID, but I will settle for any good Asian plant links and I will do the leg work myself – thanks.

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3 Comments

JesseLeavitt
JesseLeavitt 7 years ago

Looks like Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

Oh well done Lenny. Thank you so much.

I have only seen the caterpillar on this plant so far, although I have read that it is not a particularly fussy creature, with breeders able to raise the caterpillars on privet in the UK.

Here is an article that lists the plants for this species: http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_lac....

Dave

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 7 years ago

I've never seen the caterpillar,though the moth is quite common here and I do have this vine in my garden.What other plant species have you recorded it on ?.

folicallychalled
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on May 7, 2013
Submitted on Mar 18, 2014

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