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


male, photo by Rothschild & Jordan,
A Revision of the Lepidopterous Family Sphingidae,
Novitates Zoologicae, Volume IX Supplement (1903), Plate IV, figure 8,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library,
digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

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

This species is found in:

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Walter Rothschild & Karl Jordan,
    A Revision of the Lepidopterous Family Sphingidae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 9 Supplement (1903), pp. 620, 626, 650, and also Plate 4, figure 8.


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    (updated 12 December 2009, 14 February 2015)