Theretra inornata (Walker, 1865)
(one synonym : Chaerocampa pallida Miskin, 1891)
MACROGLOSSINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen : courtesy of Oxford University Natural History Museum)

The adult moths of this species are brown with an indistinct diagonal line along each forewing. The hindwings are darker, shading to paler brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 8 cms.


underside
(Specimen : courtesy of Oxford University Natural History Museum)

The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    William Henry Miskin,
    A Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 8, Part 1 (1891), pp. 18-19, No. 31.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31 (1864), p. 31.


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    (updated 9 December 2005, 26 February 2015)