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Hawk Moth

Sphingidae

Description:

About 65 species of hawk moth are found in Australia. This one found ripe bananas and used its proboscis to extract the banana pulp .

Habitat:

Tropics

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1 Comment

Sinobug
Sinobug 7 years ago

Not a hawk moth unfortunately Nicole, but a Fruit-sucking Moth (no surprise there), subfamily Catocalinae, Family Erebidae. It is a bit dark, but it is probably Eudocima species. These will usually have vividly coloured hindwings beneath their rather drab forewings.

NicoleMaggs
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NicoleMaggs

Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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