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    What a beauty!

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    Glad for you and a bit envious, at I never saw any Acherontia, but isn't A. lachesis?
    Last edited by guldsmed; 14-Jan-2013 at 09:30 PM.

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    After consulting some on-line sources is seems that A. atropos certainly does not occur east of India, and possibly not even there (only to iran and Kazakhstan), narrowing the choice down to styx and lachensis. I am not sure which, but someone (Les?) will pop in and educate us

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    There is no doubt. It is A lachensis. I found the larva and managed to breed it though to imago. Identical.

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    Click on the pictures to get a larger image

    A big moth with a massive body and an unusual pattern:


    Xyleutes persona

    and a 'moustached' caterpillar:


    Lasiocampid moth caterpillar

    both from Khao Sok National Park.

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    I do not wish to hijack your thread, but last Wednesday I came across a very close relative, Xyleutes ceramica - Cossidae.
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