Desert Hawk Moth
(previously known as Cosmotriche brachycera)
SMERINTHINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The adult moths of this species have grey forewings, each with two pairs of wavy dark stripes, and a small central black-edged pale spot. The hindwings are plain white with dark veins and chequered edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 21 (1893), p. 50.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 28-31.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 206.
(updated 2 December 2009, 19 March 2018)