(previously known as: Oxyambulyx wildei)
SMERINTHINAE , SPHINGIDAE , BOMBYCOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species are brown with a pattern of dark lines, and a dark spot on the trailing edge of each fore wing. They have a wingspan of about 10 cms.
The species occurs in Australasia including:
and Australia in:
Further reading :
William Henry Miskin,
A Revision of Australian Sphingidae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 8, Part 1 (1891), pp. 20-21.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 205.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 170.
(updated 12 November 2011, 15 February 2015)