(previously known as Panacra excellens)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
(listed as Angonyx excellens)
Nothing is known about the caterpillars or pupae of this species.
The adult moths have forewings that each have a bold pattern of pale and dark green, and a curved white stripe. The hindwings are each yellow with a dark brown margin. The green fades to brown in dead specimens. The the females are about 15% larger than the males and have a wingspan is about 7 cms.
The species is found in
and 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),
p. 211, Plates 78, 90.
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.
(updated 24 May 2008, 4 August 2015, 17 April 2020)