Yesterday morning while I was watering my plants, I noticed something fast flew past me and landed on a plant. On closer examination, I realized it is a hawk moth !
This is the first hawk moth I have seen in my garden (not counting those I reared).
The moth looks familiar, its shape and size are similar to Eupanacra borneensis which I have reared but the markings are different.
After some research, I found out this is E. borneensis after all, but a female. This species exhibits sexual dimorphism !
All the E. borneensis that I have reared thus far are male. I wonder why ? Maybe I should rear a few more to find out what the male/female ratio is like ? Anyway,this is how the male looks like, totally different from the female :
So this moth most likely came from Clementi Woods Park which is just next to my apartment.
I wonder when will it’s close relative, Eupanacra elegantulus, visit my garden ?