Death’s Head Hawkmoth from Malaysia

Subject: What Is This?
Location: Malaysia
July 4, 2013 3:58 am
Good day, I am just curious about this bug founded in my city, more precisely on the staircase of my school compound. wondering what was it thanks.
Signature: Msian

Death's Head Hawkmoth
Death’s Head Hawkmoth

Hi Msian,
This moth is a Death’s Head Hawkmoth in the genus
Acherontia.  There are three known species that all look quite similar, but that have different ranges.  We believe your moth is Acherontia styx, and you may read more about it on the Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic website.

Death's Head Hawkmoth
Death’s Head Hawkmoth

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