Macroglossum nubilum Rothschild & Jordon, 1903
MACROGLOSSINAE ,   SPHINGIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with a pale band across the wingtip of each forewing, and a broad yellow band across each hindwing.

The moths have been noted for flying in the daytime, and being pollinators of the River Cherry ( Syzygium tierneyanum ).

Macroglossum nubilum
male, photo by Lionel Walter Rothschild & Karl Jordan
,
A revision of the Lepidopterous family Sphingidae,
Novitates Zoologicae, Volume IX Supplement, Part 2 (1903), Plate IV, fig. 17,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library,
digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 202.

    Lionel Walter Rothschild & Karl Jordan,
    A revision of the Lepidopterous family Sphingidae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 9 Supplement, Part 1 (1903), p. 652, No. 593, and also Plate 4, fig. 17.


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    (updated 12 November 2011)