Tuesday, 1 December 2015

 Family Sphingidae (Hawk Moths)

 
                                                                                      Agrius convolvuli

Hawk moths tend to be large moths. In this area around 100mm wingspan is generally what we find.
They are fast flying streamlined moths capable of hovering before a flower, extending the proboscis to drink nectar.

This is usually fairly quick and easy to miss but is quite spectacular to see.
The hind wings are often brightly coloured. The larval food plants are varied and in some cases the larvae are considered a pest on crop plants.

In some cases it can be hard to identify the moths to species level from photos alone, because the can vary in wing patterns.





Family:- SPHINGIDAE
Sub Family:- SMERINTHINAE
Genus:-  Coequosa
Species:- australasiae








Family:- SPHINGIDAE
Sub Family:- SPHINGINAE
Genus:-  Agrius
Species:- godarti








Family:- SPHINGIDAE
Sub Family:- SPHINGINAE
Genus:- Agrius  
Species:- Sp













Family:- SPHINGIDAE
Sub Family:- SPHINGINAE
Genus:- Agrius 
Species:- convolvuli



I will put some more Hawk moth photos on next week.

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