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Convolvulus Hawk-moth

Scientific Name
Agrius convolvuli
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Sphinginae: Acherontiini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult

Expanse 75-110mm. Forewings variably grey; hindwings grey with 3 blackish bands. Thorax grey; abdomen grey with pink, black and whitish marks on the sides. Dorsolateral spots of abdomen are pink. Proboscis to 12cm.

Larva

Green when they hatch with a straight tail horn. Later instars can become either green or dark brown. They have pale diagonal stripes along the sides, a backward curved horn on the tail and vertical stripes on the head

References

- Robinson, G.S. (1975). Macrolepidoptera of Fiji and Rotuma: a taxonomic and biogeographic study. E.W. Classey Ltd, Faringdon, 362 pp.

More Information
Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
26/07/2011 02:06 AEST
Last Updated
19/03/2014 00:54 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Convolvulus Hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) Updated on 3/19/2014 12:54:48 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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