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Pellucid Hawk Moth

Cephonodes hylas


The moths are rather slow in taking to the wing, but when they do so the flight is very rapid. They make a deep humming note when slightly alarmed, as do Macroglossum moths. They are very active in the morning and evening and dart rapidly from flower to flower, as well as ovipositing on the wing. They are not attracted by light


dry shrub land

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RickLampman 7 years ago

AWESOME !! Spotting :)

NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Thank you Sachindra :)

SachindraUmesh 7 years ago

awesome spotting buddy!!! love this!

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thank you Saumya for creating the mission, much needed one! i will contribute to the mission as much as i can..

Hello Nuwan I have created a mission for the moths of Sri Lanka !
Please consider adding the moth spottings to the above mission !
Thank you !!

IsabellaFiers 8 years ago

incredibly beautiful !!

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Bhagya!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow!!!!!! this is so amazing..... great spotting Nuwan

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Really pretty spotting, Nuwan!

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Sri Lanka

Spotted on Sep 29, 2013
Submitted on Sep 30, 2013

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