(one synonym: Comanula bipunctata Hering, 1931)
(Photo: courtesy of Dominic Funnell, Weipa, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown, each with a submarginal arc of up to six fuzzy grey spots. Evidently, Swinhoe's specimen had no visible spots and Hering's had two. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species has been caught in
Further reading :
Erich Martin Hering,
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Volume 10 (1933), p. 707, and also Plate 88, Fig. f4.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1900), p. 232, No. 1089.
(written 31 October 2018, updated 16 December 2022)