Species: Acherontia styx
English Name: Eastern Death’s-head Hawkmoth
Chinese Name: 芝麻鬼脸天蛾
The Eastern Death’s-head Hawkmoth gets is name from the skull like design on the dorsal side of the thorax of the female. The abdomen is banded in yellow and black. The fore wings are dark brown and the wind wings are yellow with black bars. The larvae is yellow, green or grey with blue stripes and have a spine on the dorsal side of the 6th segment.
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– Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.