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I don't know the name of this butterfly.


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#1 petramanh

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:14 AM

Probably not a butterfly, rather likely to be a moth I suspect. Don't know the name however. It would help if you posted your location (country and region) so that it could be narrowed down.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:29 AM

Someone says it's white-lined sphinx moth

Edited by petramanh, 04 September 2012 - 01:38 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:50 AM

Google imag search tells me that is a possibility, but I think that isn't quite right, the vertical lines on the wings aren't very pronounced and I don't see the underwings in the google images...

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:08 AM

Definitely a hawk moth. Likely a Hyles sp. Perhaps a Hyles lineata. Depends how much colour variation in this species occurs (and it has to be a lot then, as wings, tegulae and thorax look quite different). And of course also where it comes from as bob1 mentioned, i.e. if the white-lined sphinx appears there too.
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:17 AM

It's definitely an Impatiens hawk moth:">

Thanks bob1 and hobglobin


Edited by petramanh, 05 September 2012 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

Images I found for the Impatiens hawk moth definitely look more like the picture you posted.




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