Species: Theretra nessus
English Name: Yam Hawk Moth, Gold-bodied Hawk Moth
Chinese Name: 青背斜纹天蛾
This moth has 9-13 cm in wingspan. The abdomen has gold marks, separated by a olive dorsal line. The wings are light and dark brown. The larvae are an agricultural pest feeding on Yam. The adults are attracted to light and feeds on flowers nectar.
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- Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.