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    Talking Hawk Moth - caterpillar [04-Oct-23 @ AH]

    Rosalind was showing Gan these fat juicy caterpillars which ate up the whole plant. According to Gan, they were probably close to pupal stage. An interesting fact that I learnt today is that they actually went into the soil to pupae. According to Rosalind, the pupua was ugly looking.

    For the record, these fat guys are about four inches long. 6 inches seem to be an overestimate.

    PS: Rosalind, we lost the two caterpillars after they were left on the leaves. Sorry about that.

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    too bad they escaped, cos my dotter wanted to see them again before leaving
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    Hi All

    Can post the picture of the adult later on? Very curious leh......


    Thanks
    Simon Chan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Striped Blue Crow
    Hi All

    Can post the picture of the adult later on? Very curious leh......
    Thanks
    I don't have the plant near my place so can't breed them but I think Rosalind is attempting to breed them. Let's hope she is successful in breeding them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustic
    Rosalind was showing Gan these fat juicy caterpillars which ate up the whole plant. According to Gan, they were probably close to pupal stage. An interesting fact that I learnt today is that they actually went into the soil to pupae. According to Rosalind, the pupua was ugly looking.

    For the record, these fat guys are about four inches long. 6 inches seem to be an overestimate.

    PS: Rosalind, we lost the two caterpillars after they were left on the leaves. Sorry about that.
    #2 -- "which way to go?"

    your moth is Daphnis nerii
    Last edited by hkmoths; 26-Apr-2006 at 11:04 PM.

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    Hi Flourite ,

    Care to ID this one for me, just shot him at Bukit Timah Forest Reserves today. Believe it is a moth.



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    here is a Taiwan cousins, Callidula attenuata,
    real colour, 1/15 sec.


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    nice red color

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverstreak
    Hi Flourite ,

    Care to ID this one for me, just shot him at Bukit Timah Forest Reserves today. Believe it is a moth.
    Sunny, first time shot this moth? many of us have got this moth...
    NEO Chee Beng

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverstreak
    Tetragonus lycaenoides, do you think so ?
    range : Sulawesi, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra,
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-8/...ulidae_1_2.php
    http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life...nus/index.html

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