This page contains information about Convolvulus Hawk Moths that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 70mm
- The Convolvulus Hawk Moth is greyish colour with pink-spotted
- We found this large moth (first picture) resting on a wooden stand in
Brisbane City on a summer day 2002. The moth is grayish-brown in
colour. Second pictures was taken on Sep 2007 in
Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.
- The caterpillar is either green or dark brown in colours with pale
diagonal stripes along the sides. The caterpillar do not have any eyespots
on body. It also has the curved horn on the tail. The caterpillar feed on
plants include sweet potato.
- 1. Moths of Victoria Part 1 - Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA - Peter Marriott, Entomological Society of Victoria,
- 2. Agrius convolvuli
(Linnaeus, 1758) - Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2010.
- 3. Moths of Australia
- I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p415, plate 29.12,
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