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Subject:  Beautiful Moth fellow
Geographic location of the bug:  Phuket, Thailand
Date: 06/30/2018
Time: 07:20 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello again Mr. Bugman,
I found this mothy fellow hanging out on a noodle bar.  He or She was rather big and rather beautiful and stay lovely and still while I took a few glamour shots.
Would love to know exactly what type of moth he or she is.
Thanks
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks again, Adam

White-Edged Hunter Hawkmoth

Dear Adam,
This is a Hawkmoth or Sphinx Moth in the family Sphingidae, and we began our identity search on Farangs Gone Wild, but alas, none of the moths looked correct, so we turned to the Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic where we found what we believe is your species, the White-Edged Hunter Hawkmoth,
 Theretra pallicosta.  We then returned to Farangs Gone Wild and clicked on the orange colored thumbnail for the species which led us to the species page that also included a dark colored individual like the one in your image.  Additional supporting images are on iNaturalist and Sambui Butterflies.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Phuket, Thailand

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