(one synonym : Panacra maculiventris Miskin, 1891)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Tom and David Sleep, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have patterned brown or grey forewings, and yellow or orange hindwings with a brown border. The forewings each have a recurve on both the inner and outer margins. The hindwings each have a recurve on the outer margin near the tornus. The abdomen has four white markings along each side. The moth has a wingspan of about 6 cms.
The species occurs in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 201.
in Pieter Cramer:
De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
Volume 4 (1782), p. 233, and also Plate 398, fig. B.
(updated 7 April 2006, 22 February 2015)