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Subject: help me to identify this moth
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
January 9, 2014 3:29 am
hello there..
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 🙂
Signature: Cilla

Sphinx Moth

Sphinx Moth:  Agrius convolvuli

Hi Cilla,
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.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

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