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Photo #13861: Acherontia styx

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Acherontia styx

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Base gallery. Upperside. Pinned specimen.

Photo: Alex Dumchus. Image redone at the website. Identified by: Vasiliy Feoktistov

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20.03.2014 18:29, Alex Dumchus

Vasily, thanks for the correction. New species in my collection. So did I notice this one looked different from other lachesis. Have to get atropos, might anyone have it by the way? Trade to unspread lachesis.

19.03.2014 23:52, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Acherontia lachesis / Alex Dumchus Acherontia styx / Vasiliy Feoktistov.

19.03.2014 23:51, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Now moving. Sorry, didn't read all the comments from the beginning (

19.03.2014 23:42, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Acherontia styx too (Westwood, 1847): http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_sty.htm
Next morning I'll move both if no objections.
This is what Acherontia lachesis looks like: http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/a_lac.htm
Just uploaded it :)

08.09.2012 14:50, Peter Khramov

Alexandr's comment moved from the guestbook to the species photo page.

05.09.2012 19:26, Alex Dumchus

To Olga Averyanova about Acherontia photo.. Yep, this one came inside a small parchment bag signed as it is. Not sure as for reddishness, but it has blue spots on hind wings which atropos lacks. Please, assist to sort out #14343, 14344, 14345 photos. You're from those lands, should be lots of Chilias there as it's with podalirius here.

30.08.2012 15:44, Olga Averyanova

Might it have been atropos flew in? lachesis seems to have darker hindwings as well as reddish hue in the "chin" area of the skull pattern, doesn't it?

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