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Brown-banded Hunter Hawk-moth

Common name for a species of hawk moth (fig.), with the scientific designation Theretra silhetensis. It belongs ton the family Sphingidae and is found across southern and eastern Asia. It has a hairy brown body with a whitish line, that runs lengthwise from behind the head to its rear, along the centre of its back. The wings, that may have a span of up to 7 centimeters, are creamy-white to fawn, with dark brown bars that run along their length and that near the middle of the front side are marked by a single dark dot. Its hairy legs can be white to fawn, depending on the individual, and its large eyes are brown. See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.