(often misidentified as: Angonyx testacea)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are green or greenish-brown, each having a pale band across the middle, and pale wing-tips. The forewings each have a doubly recurved margin, and a concave hind margin. The moths have dark brown hindwings each with a recurved margin and a vague pale submarginal band. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms. The green colour fades to brown in dead specimens.
The species is found in Australasia, including :
and also Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 196.
Lionel Walter Rothschild & Karl Jordan,
A revision of the Lepidopterous family Sphingidae,
Novitates Zoologicae Supplement,
Volume 9 (1903), p. 544, and also Plate 49, fig 14.
(updated 26 December 2009, 15 February 2015)