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White-brow Hawkmoth

Scientific Name
Gnathothlibus erotus
Scientific Author
(Cramer, 1777)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Macroglossinae: Macroglossini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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LEP86
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Justin C. Smith MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Expanse 85-110mm. Forewing and body colouration very variable; hindwing bright yellow. Male head, thorax, abdomen and legs red-brown, a white lateral stripe from the base of the hindwing to the top of the eye; base of palps andupperside of legs white. Forewing red-brown or deep olive patterned with dark brown and black. Hindwing bright yellow with a red-brown terminal fascia. Female similarly patterned to the male.

References

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

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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
26/07/2011 02:16 AEST
Last Updated
31/03/2014 00:13 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) White-brow Hawkmoth (Gnathothlibus erotus) Updated on 3/31/2014 12:13:36 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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