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Bee robber (Acherontia lachesis)

Bee robber (Acherontia lachesis) is a species of animal in the Sphingidae, arboreal, moth with a wingspan of up to 13 cm, predominantly brown with black, yellow and blue features, caterpillar up to 12 cm long predominantly yellow in color and has a long tail.

A. lachesis has a dorsal dominated by brown with features, black, yellow, silver and red. The ventral is predominantly yellow with brown and black features. Eyes black, 0.2 cm-0.3 cm, trunk 2.0 cm-2.1 cm. The thorax is predominantly yellow and black with stripes on the prothorax 0.8 cm-1.2 cm, mesothorax 0.5 cm and metathorax 0.4 cm-0.5 cm.

Dlium Bee robber (Acherontia lachesis)


The belly is predominantly black with a yellow band 2.5 cm-2.8 cm. The dominant wing is black with yellow and white stripes in the disc space. The legs are predominantly black with yellow features. The amount and availability of food and water that affect the growth of moths is the cause of variations in size.

Eggs are laid on various plants. Adult larvae can reach a length of 12.5 cm. The caterpillar as a whole has a visual effect created by the color yellow and lots of silver dots, each surrounded by a silver triangle and a white line.





Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Bombycoidea
Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Tribe: Acherontiini
Genus: Acherontia
Species: Acherontia lachesis

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