(previously known as Daphnusa miskini)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
These caterpillars are green with a strong backward-facing horn on the tail.
This specimen was photographed after emergence from the pupa which was found under some timber under a house in Ipswich.
The adult moths have blotchy grey forewings and brownish-grey hindwings, and dark marks each side of the abdomen. The wingspan is about 8 cms.
The species may occur in
but Acosmeryx miskini does occur in Australia in
Rev. Richard P. Murray,
Description of a new species of Daphnusa (Sphingidae) from Queensland,
Volume 1, Part 7 (Oct. 1873), p. 178.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 196.
(updated 11 February 2010, 28 February 2016)