Subject: help me to identify this moth
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
January 9, 2014 3:29 am
This morning around 11 am, i found a giant moth (size around 10cm long) stick on my clothes
he has big round black eyes, lot of hair on his wings and body, and he is quite heavy..
I never seen something like this before around my house
I am really curious and exciting about kind of this moth
I hope you will help me identified this moth..
thank you 🙂
This is a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae, but we are having a bit of trouble determining the species. We decided not to give up just yet and we found a matching image on FlickR of Agrius convolvuli, and we verified that on Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic which states: “Adults rest during the day on any solid surface, especially tree-trunks, fences, telegraph poles or bare earth. With wings folded roof-like over the body, they resemble a piece of weathered grey wood and are hence difficult to detect. Sometimes pairs can be found in such locations, but most, having paired towards midnight, part before dawn.”