Some Chrysalids of SPHINGIDAE in Australia
Hawk Moths
BOMBYCOIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

SPHINGIDAE

eggs
  
SPHINGIDAE

caterpillars
  
SPHINGIDAE

moths
  
SPHINGIDAE

undersides
  
SPHINGIDAE

forewings

The pupation of Caterpillars in SPHINGIDAE occurs in the soil or amongst litter at the base of the foodplant. The pupae are enclosed in a thin cocoon or have no cocoon at all. Keys to the identification of SPHINGIDAE pupae are contained in the book:

   Max S. Moulds, James Tuttle and David Lane.
Hawkmoths of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 13
pp. 41-45.


Acosmeryx cinnamomea

Acosmeryx miskini

Agrius convolvuli

Amplypterus panopus

Cephonodes australis

Cephonodes kingii

Cizara ardeniae

Coequosa australasiae

Coequosa triangularis

Daphnis moorei

Daphnis placida

Eupanacra splendens

Gnathothlibus eras

Hippotion celerio

Hippotion rosetta

Hippotion scrofa

Macroglossum dohertyi

Macroglossum errans

Psilogramma argos

Psilogramma casuarinae

Psilogramma papuensis

Theretra celata

Theretra indistincta

Theretra latreillii

Theretra oldenlandiae

Theretra queenslandi

Theretra silhetensis

Theretra tryoni

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(written 2 July 2014, updated 19 February 2017, 9 August 2019, 16 March 2020)