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Pale Brown Hawk Moth

Theretra latreillii


Spotted this beautiful species in my backyard. According to resources found online it was identified as the caterpillar of Pale Brown Hawk Moth. Since it had already eaten all the leaves of the plant it was initially spotted, I tried to provide it with some food, but it didn't seem to like them very much.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Welcome to PN.

You are welcome :-)

i_munasinghe a year ago

Thankyou so much AntónioGinjaGinja! I am really grateful for your encouragement, guidance and support!

Hello i_munasinghe and Welcome to the Project Noah community!
We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours).
There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See . A mission you should join is the to chose the "best wildlife photo of 2019",only the spottings added to that mission are eligible.Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme :) Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archive where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures".
So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around :)

Spotted by

බස්නාහිර පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 14, 2019
Submitted on May 14, 2019

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