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Subject: what moth is this
Location: australia
April 17, 2014 3:52 am
my daughter found this and has been trying to find out what it is i’v looked everywhere i have no idea what it is
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Vine Hawkmoth

Vine Hawkmoth

For some reason, we are having difficulty uploading your image.  Your moth is the Vine Hawkmoth or Gabi Moth, Hippotion celerio, which we found on the Butterfly House website where it states:  “The moth is agriculturally important as it is one of several species largely responsible for the pollination of Papaya ( Chamaedorea tepejilote ).”  More information can be found on Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic.

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Australia

One Response to Vine Hawkmoth from Australia

  1. Fay daniels says:

    Found a beautiful green fat vine hawk caterpillar on my grapevine in Port Lincoln, South Australia and felt compelled to identify it.

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