Theretra margarita (Kirby, 1877)
(previously known as Chaerocampa margarita)
MACROGLOSSINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Tom and David Sleep, Brisbane, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have light brown forewings each with a pair of stripes, one dark brown and one white, running from base to apex. The moths have plain brown hindwings, and have a wingspan of about 5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Tom and David Sleep, Brisbane, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    William Forsell Kirby,
    Notes on the new or rare Sphingidae in the Museum of the Royal Dublin Society,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1877, Part 3, pp. 235, 240-241.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 203.


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    (updated 27 June 2009, 1 April 2014, 7 March 2015)