(previously known as Sphinx marmorata)
SMERINTHINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The Caterpillars of this species are green with white lines along the back and sides. The tail horn has green and black rings. The caterpillars have been found feeding on :
The adult moths have fawn forewings and paler hindwings. The abdomen is black with a series of white spots along each side, and smaller ones long the back. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found inland in
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera, with Descriptions of new Species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), pp. 278-279.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 206.
(updated 25 May 2012, 23 February 2015)