Theretra turneri (T.P. Lucas, 1891)
(one synonym : Panacra mira Swinhoe, 1892)
MACROGLOSSINAE,   SPHINGIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

This Caterpillar has been found feeding on

  • Emu Bush ( Eremophila species, MYOPORACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species have light brown forewings with a number of dark brown markings. The colours on the hairs on the thorax are said to resemble the fur of a tabby cat. The moths have plain brown hind wings. The wingspan is 5-6 cms.


    (Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

    The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Butterflies and Moths,
    Descriptions of two new Butterflies and nine new Sphingidae or Hawk moths found in Queensland,
    The Queenslander (Newspaper),
    Saturday 9 May 1891, p. 894.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 205.


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    (updated 11 October 2008)