Coenotes arida Moulds & Melichar, 2014
SMERINTHINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coenotes arida
(Photo: by Ivan Thrasch, Pilbara, Western Australia, courtesy of Mark Heath)

The adult moths of this species have streaky grey wings. The abdomen has a black dorsal line, and alternating black, grey, and pink bands along each side. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Maxwell S. Moulds & Tomas Melichar,
    A new species of hawk moth in the genus Coenotes Rothschild & Jordan from Australia (Sphingidae: Smerinthinae: Sphingulini),
    The European Entomologist,
    Volume 5 (2014), pp. 11-17.


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    (written 29 January 2015)