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Bee Hawk Month & Lavae

Cephonodes spp


The Bee Hawk Moth has transparent wings and a stout body like a Bumble Bees. They hover over flowers to feed and their rapidly beating wings hum, like a little hummingbird.


Bee Hawk Moth caterpillars feed on Gardenia jasminoides, Native Gardenia ( Gardenia ovularis), Australian Native Myrtle ( Canthium attenuatum) and other Canthium species. Found on gardenia bush in my front yard in Brisbane.


Photos of newly emerged moth - taken 10 March 2013

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JanBowman 9 years ago

Thank you so much Antonio - what a lovely site. I am keen to learn, so will check out the FAQ.

Beautiful capture Jan ,congrats,thanks for sharing and welcome to Project Noah :-)
I hope you like the site us much we do,there are many features you can explore,first you should read the where you have all the "rules" of Project Noah :-)
You have also a blog where we post articles from our best specialists in the diferents areas and also storys of wildlife "adventures" from our most knowened users.
There are also the chats for elp in the id process and to comment your's and other's spottings.
Attention when join local missions they have a range that is in the mission map,see first that before only can submit spotting in a mission if the photos where taken inside the mission range.
Enjoy your self,see you arround :-)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Awesome first spotting! Could you add this to my mission, "Moths of the World?"
Thank you!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 9, 2013

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