City name - Mohali (Chandigarh) Season - winter(after rain of western disturbance) Location - IISER Mohali hostel near tube light of mess Time - 21:49, 22 February 2019 Size - 1.5cm enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ I'll swear it's a hawk moth, which hawk moth is another matter though. $\endgroup$
    – Pelinore
    Feb 25 '19 at 3:50
  • $\begingroup$ Providing geographical location is good but it need not go into details which nobody else would be aware of. For example, you should indicate in which part of the world (and country) your location is and what is the general weather/vegetation conditions in that region. Any average person (even an Indian) may not know where Mohali is. You have mentioned about the weather but you should clarify what "western disturbance" is. Now, the specific details about your institute hostel and mess are not relevant unless you have a unique ecosystem. In that case you should explain the local conditions. $\endgroup$
    Feb 25 '19 at 9:39
  • $\begingroup$ It does look like a gray hawk moth "species" with hind wings folded underneath. The body shape seems right, but the size estimation seems too small. $\endgroup$
    – user22542
    Feb 25 '19 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ It resembles a Laothoe species, indeed member of the hawk moth familie. However, all Laothoe sp described on Wikipedia have a wing span over 7cm and none of them occurs in India. $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Feb 27 '19 at 20:46
  • $\begingroup$ It's bombyx mori moth $\endgroup$
    – user50026
    Apr 11 '19 at 5:43

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