(previously known as Macroglossa alcedo)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Specimen : courtesy of Oxford University Natural History Museum)
This Caterpillar is thought to feed on
The adult moths have brown patterned forewings and smaller yellow hindwings with a wide dark brown margin.
The species is found in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
Faune Entomologique de L'Ocean Pacifique,
Voyage de Decouvertes de la Corvette l'Astrolabe,
Division 7, Part 1 : Lepidopteres (1832), pp. 188-189.
(written 9 December 2005, 28 February 2015)