Daphnis hypothous ssp.: Hawk moth caterpillar

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Daphnis hypothous is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is known from Sri Lanka, southern and northern India, Nepal, Myanmar, southern China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

The wingspan is 86–120 mm. It is a very fast flyer and is attracted to both sweet-smelling flowers and light.

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Most instars are green with a brown backward curving tailhorn and a pair of white or red and yellow dorso-lateral stripes. Some instars have various coloured markings along the sides, including a blue eyespot on each side of the metathorax. The final instar is reddish brown.

Photos: Ciledug, Jakarta 12320, Indonesia [20140612]

Source: Wikipedia


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