(one synonym : Panacra mira Swinhoe, 1892)
MACROGLOSSINAE, SPHINGIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
This Caterpillar has been found feeding on
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.
The species occurs in
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.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 205.
(updated 11 October 2008)