(one synonym : Cherocampa neriastri Boisduval, 1875)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew MacDonald, Finch Hatton, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on:
The adult moths have wings with a bold pattern of pale and dark brown. There is a contrasting pair of dark brown and white bands across the first abdominal segment. The wingspan is about 10 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in:
Zoologischer Theil, Lepidoptera,
Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wullerstorf-Urbair,
Abtheilung 2, Band 2 (1864), Plate 76, figure 7.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 35.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 199.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 168.
(updated 9 December 2005, 24 June 2010, 19 September 2015)