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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 11 years ago

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

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks for the comments and your imaginative observation Carolina!

Carolina
Carolina 11 years ago

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

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

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

rivu.ghorai
rivu.ghorai 11 years ago

its a hawk moth larvae...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Quiet amazing...

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 11 years ago

You do find cool things on your trips, Dan!

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Laguna, Philippines

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

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