Vine Hawk Moth
Scrofa Hawk Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Hawk Moth (:Bombycoidea Sphingidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Scrofa Hawk Moth (Hippotion scrofa)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, dorsal🔎|
|Other name:||Coprosma Hawk Moth|
Thank you Matt Campbell, Prof Victor W Fazio III & David Muirhead for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~35mm long & ~70mm wingspan.
Came to night light.
Female as it has no hairs/pectinations/filaments on the antennae. While not obvious, the male does have tiny ones as can be seen in the photo's here.
Stunning red or orange (depending on specimen) hind wings.
Two specimens found in Jan & Mar.