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Acosmeryx anceus subdentata
It was my first time to see this moth and I thought I was seeing a dark Oleander Hawk Moth. I saw it after a heavy rain in the morning, struggling to move and fly but was not able to go far, and just rested on the leaves of an ornamental bamboo plant inside our garage. When I checked on it again that afternoon, it was already dead and the ants had taken over its body :(. This is an Acosmeryx anceus subdentata Rothschild & Jordan, 1903. Acosmeryx anceus (Stoll, ) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. The wingspan is 70-88 mm. The 2 recognized ssp are: Acosmeryx anceus anceus (Queensland and New South Wales); and Acosmeryx anceus subdentata Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 (southern and eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, southwestern China (Yunnan, Guangxi), Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sumbawa) and the Philippines).
Spotted on Jun 11, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013