Hippotion scrofaCommon name: Coprosma Hawk Moth

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: This moth has been found throughout Australia.

Remarks: The adult moth has a wing length (nose to wing tip) of approximately 40 millimetres.

We have photographed the caterpillar of this species in September and the adult in November. More photographs of the adult can be seen here – https://www.friendsofqueensparkbushland.org.au/hippotion-scrofa/

References: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/scrofa.html

Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:f941d4ec-007c-4c73-8952-994801e178e2

BOLD Systems http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=20308

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