Macroglossum alcedo (Boisduval, 1832)
(previously known as Macroglossa alcedo)
MACROGLOSSINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

This caterpillar is thought to feed on

  • Hodgkinsonia frutescens, RIBIACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown patterned forewings and smaller yellow hindwings with a wide dark brown margin.

    The species is found in

  • New Guinea

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
    Faune Entomologique de L'Ocean Pacifique,
    Voyage de l'Astrolabe,
    Part 1 (1832), pp. 188-189.


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    (updated 9 December 2005)