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    Default Need help

    Not listed in checklist.
    Please help to ID, thanks.

    Last edited by cho-cho-san; 18-Feb-2009 at 10:35 PM. Reason: upload image
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    erm...photo unavailable?
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    Sorry for the slight technical hitch during uploading.

    Here is some additional info of the cat:
    Length: approx 55 mm
    Hostplant : Congea tomentosa (Shower orchid or Wooly congea)
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    I think it's a sphingid moth cat. In the US they're called hornworms.
    Aaron Soh

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    Default Sphingidae family of moths

    Thank you Atronox.

    No wonder this cat assumed the sphinx-like position when I first encountered it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cho-cho-san View Post
    Thank you Atronox.

    No wonder this cat assumed the sphinx-like position when I first encountered it.
    Actually i thought that was for the adults since the Egyptians often carve them onto stone?
    Aaron Soh

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