(previously known as Diludia rubescens)
SPHINGINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are green with a yellow patch on the thorax, and white diagonal stripes on each segment. The caterpillars feed on various plants, including :
The adult moths have a light and dark fawn pattern on their wings, with a small white dot edged in black near the centre of each fore wing. They have a wingspan of about 13 cms.
The species is found as various subspecies in south east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of thirty-three new or little-known species of Sphingidae in the collection of the British Museum,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
Volume for 1875, pp. 12-13, No. 26.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 206.
(updated 12 February 2010, 15 January 2017)