Macroglossum micacea (Walker, 1856)
(one synonym : Macroglossa nox Newman, 1857)
MACROGLOSSINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of David and Tom Sleep)

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings sometimes with indistinct paler bands across them. They have even darker brown hind wings with two yellow areas by the inner margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The species is found in :

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 40.10, pp. 71, 413.


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    (updated 8 November 2011)