Daphnis dohertyi Rothschild, 1897
MACROGLOSSINAE,   SPHINGIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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 ;

  • Indonesia,
  • New Guinea, and
  • Philippines,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    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,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 4 (1897), p. 307, No. 2.


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    (updated 29 May 2007, 2 March 2020)