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The mango hawkmoth - Amplypterus panopus

The mango hawkmoth - - Amplypterus panopus

(Thanks to Ryan for the lighting on this one below)

hmmm, I do not know too much about this glorious moth.

This one I found walking around Kadoorie Farm. They are very sluggish during the day, which makes close up macro photography easier. But they are strong flyers at night, so I have been told.

Here it is on the fern, and with a hand for size.

many thanks - as always - to Roger Kendrick for this ID and his inexhaustible supply of information and knowledge about moths.

And this is another fruity hawkmoth, the Yam hawkmoth that I found in Thailand...


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