Friday, June 1, 2012

Pale Brown Hawk Moth (Theretra latreillii), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This is from the family of Sphingidae under genus of   Theretra . The species name is  Theretra latreillii (MacLeay, 1826) .




This hawk moth has pale brown color of head, thorax, upper side of fore wing and abdomen. It also has pale brown legs. A black dot mark is presented on each forewing. The wing span is about 70mm.




Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
No Taxon : Moths
Superfamily : Bombycoidea
Family : Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths
Genus: Theretra
Species: T. latreillii
Binomial name : Theretra latreillii (MacLeay, 1826)


Rererences:
http://www.papua-insects.nl/insect%20orders/Lepidoptera/Sphingidae/Theretra/Theretra%20latreillii.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theretra_latreillii
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_moths/SnakeCatHawk.htm

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