Macroglossum dohertyi (Rothschild, 1894)
(previously known as Macroglossa dohertyi)
MACROGLOSSINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macroglossum dohertyi
(Photo: courtesy of Bob Miller and Ian Hill)

These caterpillars have a pupa that is brown with dark lines where the veins of the wings develop, and dark spiracles.

Macroglossum dohertyi

Macroglossum dohertyi
(Photos: courtesy of Bob Miller and Ian Hill)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with one wide and one narrow pale stripe. The hindwings are each dark yellow with a broad brown margin.

Macroglossum dohertyi
(Photo: courtesy of Bob Miller and Ian Hill)

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Macroglossum dohertyi
    drawing by Lionel Walter Rothschild, listed as Macroglossa dohertyi,

    Notes on Sphingidae, with descriptions of new species,
    Novitates Zoologicae, Volume 1, Number 1 (1894), Plate V, fig 2,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library,
    digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.


    Further reading

    Lionel Walter Rothschild,
    Notes on Sphingidae, with descriptions of new species,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 1, Number 1 (1894), pp. 67-68, and also Plate 5, fig. 2.


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    (updated 26 June 2008)