Scrofa Hawk Moth
Female, dorsal
Scrofa Hawk Moth
Female, partial Hindwing
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, profile🔎
Other name: Coprosma Hawk Moth

Thank you Matt Campbell, Prof Victor W Fazio III†, David Muirhead & 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
~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.

Copyright © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.