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Hawk-Moth

Theretra pallicosta

Description:

The wingspan is 70-90 mm. It is distinguishable from all other Theretra species by the white forewing costa and discal spot, and a narrow white dorsal line restricted to the thorax. The thorax has a white medial line. The forewing upperside is purplish-brown with only a serrate postmedian line clearly visible. The discal spot has the form of a small white dot. The costa is highlighted with white. The hindwing upperside is orange with a slightly darker, diffuse marginal band.

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12 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Pristine!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Thank you induru!
Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Nuwan it's just beautiful. You're very lucky to spot it.

induruh
induruh 7 years ago

Beautiful!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Thanks Reza and Bhagya!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

so nice one Nuwan .......

Gorgeous !

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Thank you all!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Nice Nuwan!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Wow..... Nice one Nuwan!!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

WOW! Love it!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Cool!

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Giriulla, North Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Nov 10, 2013
Submitted on Nov 20, 2013

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