Vine Hawk Moth
Male, Forewing
Vine Hawk Moth
Male, Head & Antenna
Vine Hawk Moth (Hippotion celerio)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Hawk Moth (:Bombycoidea Sphingidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Vine Hawk Moth (Hippotion celerio)
This Photo:     🔍Male, Windwing🔎

Thank you Stewart Tomlinson (Stomlins701) & Dr Bostjan Dvorak for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~40mm long & ~72mm wingspan.
Note the fine hairs on the antennae making this a male.
Also not the stunning hot pink hindwings & orange racing stripes down the side of the thorax.
One specimen found in March.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Mar-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.