Angonyx excellens (Rothschild, 1911)
(previously known as Panacra excellens)
MACROGLOSSINAE,   SPHINGIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have forewings each with a bold pattern of pale and dark brown and a curved white stripe. The hindwings are each yellow with a dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species is found in

  • Papua,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 196.

    Lionel Walter Rothschild,
    Two new Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 8 (1911), p. 234.


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    (updated 24 May 2008, 4 August 2015)