Please help identify this insect.


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Please help identify this insect.

Post by crvsmith » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:12 am

On a recent Caribbean cruise I noticed this stowaway on the deck one morning.We had just been in Dominica the day before.Unfortunately, I did not include a size reference,but I would guess it was 3-4cm in length.

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Re: Please help identify this insect.

Post by biohazard » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:12 am

Cannot say much more than that I'm quite certain it is a butterfly belonging to the Sphingidae family. The family includes many streamlined and large moths, such as the one in your picture. Might be a green hawkmoth of some sort.

A very beautiful animal, by the way :)

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