Tetrachroa edwardsi (Olliff, 1890)
(one synonym : Meganoton variegatum Rothschild, 1894)
SMERINTHINAE,   SPHINGIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Tom and David Sleep, Brisbane, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are dark grey with white markings, but have a large red area on the hind wings They have a wingspan of about 10 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

They occur over

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 412.

    Arthur Sidney Olliff,
    Stray notes on Lepidoptera. No. 1,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 3 (1890), p. 515.


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    (updated 2 December 2009)