(previously known as Panacra excellens)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
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
and in Australia in
Further reading :
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)