Psilogramma papuensis Brechlin, 2001
SPHINGINAE,   SPHINGIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Psilogramma papuensis
(Photo: courtesy of Leila Sant, Cairns, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has long narrow pale greyish forewings, with variable darker grey and white wavy patterns. The hindwings are plain grey, with a slight wavy pattern along the inner margin. The wingspan can be over 8 cms.

Psilogramma papuensis
(Photo: courtesy of Tom and David Sleep, Brisbane, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • Papua,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Psilogramma papuensis
    Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland,
    listed as Psilogramma nebulosa


    Further reading :

    Ronald Brechlin,
    Einige generelle Anmerkungen zur Gattung Psilogramma Rothschild & Jordan 1903, mit Beschreibung neuer Arten (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae),
    Arthropoda,
    Volume 9, Part 2 (2001), pp. 6-47.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 207.


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    (written 29 February 2016, updated 13 December 2017)