(also known as : Imber tropicus)
SMERINTHINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Joss & Craig Dunster, Derby, Western Australia)
This Caterpillar is green with a very small pink horn on the tail. There are also pink tubercles around the head and tail.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The wings of the adult moths of this species have a greyish brown pattern, The forewings have scalloped margins, and have a recurved hind margins. The hindwings have a recurved outer margin to the tornus. The moths have a wingspan of about 8 cms. In its resting position, the moth is inclined to curve its abdomen upward.
The species occurs across the tropical north of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 42.4, p. 416.
Maxwell Sydney Moulds,
A new species of Langia Moore (Lepidotera: Sphingidae) from northern Australia,
Australian Entomological Magazine,
Volume 10, Part 5 (1983), p. 75.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 206 (listed as Imber tropicus).
(updated 8 November 2011, 14 December 2013, 30 December 2015, 19 February 2016)