Cephonodes janus (Miskin, 1891)
(formerly known as Hemaris janus)
MACROGLOSSINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The adult moths in this genus soon lose the scales from the wings, leaving them transparent. The moths then resemble Bumble Bees, hence the name 'Bee Hawks' for the moths in Cephonodes. This species has a very narrow opaque margin around the wings, and a uniformly brown abdomen. The moth has a wingspan of about 5 cms.

The species is found in Queensland


William Henry Miskin,
A Revision of Australian Sphingidae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 8, Part 1 (1891), p. 6.


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(updated 9 December 2005, 15 February 2015)