The elephant hawk moth (Euphorbia hilali) is a tropical species found in the subcontinent.
It is considered one of the most dangerous mammals in the whole of the world, with over 700 recorded cases of the disease.
The disease has been linked to the consumption of elephant ivory, the use of firewood to cook, the consumption or manufacture of antelope horns and ivory products, and the consumption and production of antlers and horned animals such as rhinoceros, deer, elk and buffalo.
Elephant hawk moths are native to South Africa, but now make their home in eastern India and the Arabian Peninsula, according to the National Tropical Diseases Center (NTDC).
Elephant hawks, which are found in India and Pakistan, have a thick, wavy hair covering their bodies, and their bodies are often covered with large, bristly hairs, according the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
They are often found in urban areas and are often seen in the evening and evening hours.
They are known to be more aggressive towards other animals than other hawks.
They feed on birds, small mammals and reptiles, and are attracted to light, but they do not seem to be attracted to human scent.
According to the NTDC, there are currently no treatments for the disease, although there are several antivenom drugs available.