Magnificent Sun Moth
(Photo: courtesy of Reiner Richter, Newnes Plateau, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species has speckled brown forewings with two irregular broad pale diagonal bands forming a 'V' shape. The hindwings are darkbrown with two curving orange bands, and a submarginal arc of orange spots. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.):
The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10 (1933), p.2, and also Plate 9, fig b2.
(written 14 February 2017, updated 21 August 2018)