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    • Yam Hawk Moth
  • Scientific Names
    • Theretra nessus
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 綠背斜紋天蛾
    • 黃腹斜紋天蛾

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What

Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

satishnikam

Date

September 16, 2015 11:32 AM HST

Place

kurvande (Google, OSM)

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What

Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

hkmoths

Date

May 17, 2016 06:43 AM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Sphingidae, Macroglossinae
Theretra nessus

Tai Yeung Che, Lam Tsuen Valley, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

maractwin

Date

April 24, 2016 04:00 PM EDT

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

dhammika

Date

August 15, 2014

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

gchlupsa

Date

October 19, 2015 03:45 PM TKT

Description

Yam Hawk Moth
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Theretra
Species: T. nessus

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

hkmoths

Date

October 8, 2015 10:04 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Sphingidae, Macroglossinae
Theretra nessus
Wong Lung Hang Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

surohit-69

Date

January 1, 1980

Description

A different kind of moth seen here with big body and two big white color wings.A green color body is much bigger than the wings.No antennas are seen.The date here is not correct as the date function was out of order.

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

May 13, 2015

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

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janice_ang

Date

March 17, 2015

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Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

theresacheonghm

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

3 inch long. Impressive strong Wings. Brown and touch of red (see photos}
Like to know ID of speicies

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What

Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

June 14, 2014 08:55 PM IST

Place

Ambassa (Google, OSM)

Description

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital branch, Kamalacherra, Dhalai District, Tripura

Date: 18th June 2014

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What

Yam Hawk Moth Theretra nessus

Observer

jasminia

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

In my kitchen hanging out on the screen.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Yam Hawk Moth (Theretra nessus) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It is found in Sri Lanka, India (including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Nepal, Burma, Thailand, southern China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, northern Australia and New Caledonia. It is a recent immigrant in Oahu.

No range data available.
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