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Death's-head Hawk-moth Caterpillar

Acherontia styx

Description:

Quite long, the body is full of dots..

Notes:

Family Sphingidae

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2 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Hmm.. Thanks Scott, I prefer A. styx for this one.. Thanks :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Well it would seem to be one of two species, Acherontia lachesis or A. styx based on range. One source (Biology. Dupont & Roepke 1941) reports "the larva to be green or greyish brown in Java, the horn less recurved than in lachesis." http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/sphi... but I don't know which species it is. ("Scott").

Jason Alexander
Spotted by
Jason Alexander

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 15, 2014
Submitted on Apr 15, 2014

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