Convolvulus Hawk Moth
Male, fore-wing pattern
Scrofa Hawk Moth
Female, profile
Scrofa Hawk Moth (Hippotion scrofa)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

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 pectinations on the antennae. One specimen found in March.
Stunning red or orange (depending on specimen) hind wings.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.