MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of John deVries)
The adult moths of this species have wings with a bold pattern of pale and dark brown, with white spots at the base, the centre, and the tip of each forewing. There is also a white band across the first abdominal segment. The wingspan is 9 cms.
This species occurs in south-east Asia, including ;
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Maxwell S. Moulds, James P. Tuttle and David A. Lane.
Hawkmoths of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 13 (2020),
pp. 109-110, Plates 79, 86.
Lionel Walter Rothschild,
Some new species of Heterocera,
Volume 4 (1897), p. 307, No. 2.
(updated 29 May 2007, 2 March 2020)