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Death's Head Hawk Moth

Acherontia atropos

Description:

fat, lime green, diagonal black/white stripes with a black dot, little tail

Habitat:

rainforest near hot springs

Notes:

I spotted this in Mount Makiling Rainforest park on the island of Luzon.

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7 Comments

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

The colors are awesome..I love the purples and greens.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks for the comments and your imaginative observation Carolina!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Wow Dan, it looks like a basset hound made of Play Doh! Although the head looks like a parrot.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks rivu for the ID. It has such a cool common name too!

rivu.ghorai
rivu.ghorai 9 years ago

its a hawk moth larvae...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Quiet amazing...

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

You do find cool things on your trips, Dan!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 4, 2004
Submitted on Jun 4, 2011

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