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Common Mime
14-Mar-2007, 02:34 PM
I believe this is the moth cat... It is about 2.5" long.

15-Mar-2007, 01:01 PM
Some sort of hawkmoth (Sphingidae)

Definitely in the subfamily Macroglossinae, though there are plenty of options thereafter. Maybe in one of the following genera: Theretra, Hippotion. The size you give would be more likely for Theretra.

Take a look at these genera in Tony Pittaway's Hawkmoths of the Eastern Palaearctic (http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/china.htm) and Jan Beck's Sphingidae of South East Asia (http://www.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/gradkoll/arthropoden/SphingidaeSEA/SphinSEA_home.htm) websites and see if you can find something that's close, or possibly even a good match.