(one synonym : Meganoton variegatum Rothschild, 1894)
SMERINTHINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(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.
They occur over
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.
(updated 2 December 2009)