Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Theretra oldenlandiae

Theretra oldenlandiae MACROGLOSSINAE SPHINGIDAE

I found this caterpillar on our drive way but I have never identified the moth here. I think this is the fifth and final instar of the moth and it was probably looking for a place to pupate.
The moths are very similar to the Theretra margarita but have a double stripe down the abdomen rather than the single stripe of T. margarita.

An article on the T. oldenlandiae moth can be found at:-
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/oldenlandiae.html

And a photo of T.margarita in on this Blog on Wednesday, 16 December 2015.





 Family:- SPHINGIDAE
Sub Family:- MACROGLOSSINAE
Genus:- Theretra
Species:- oldenlandiae


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