(one synonym: Oxyambulyx ceramensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921)
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 near the base the hind-margin of each forewing. The males are greyish or greenish brown. The females are pinkish brown. The females are about 10% larger than the males, both having a wingspan of approximately 10 cms.
The species occurs in Australasia including:
and Australia in:
The moths differ from Ambulyx dohertyi in having no dark marks by the forewing tornus.
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.
Maxwell S. Moulds, James P. Tuttle and David A. Lane.
Hawkmoths of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series, Volume 13 (2020),
pp. 66-67, Plates 75, 84.
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, 9 December 2020)