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Hawk moth (Sphingidae)Hippotion celerio

1 Vine Hawk Moth at Kosciuszko National Park

2 images

Hippotion celerio at Kosciuszko National Park - 11 Jan 2018
Hippotion celerio at Kosciuszko National Park - 11 Jan 2018

Identification history

Hawk moth (Sphingidae) Hippotion celerio 15 Jan 2018 ibaird
Hawk moth (Sphingidae) Hippotion celerio 15 Jan 2018 donhe
Unidentified 13 Jan 2018 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Not sure if it is a butterfly or a moth larva.

2 comments

donhe wrote:
   15 Jan 2018
Horn on the tail: a give-away for Sphingidae.
   15 Jan 2018
After a bit of trawling of the web, I agree it looks right for that species. The food plants mentioned for it don't sound very apt for subalpine areas, although I did find a UK website that mentioned Galium and Epilobium spp, both probably sparsely present in the vicinity, although not right where I found the caterpillar. Sounds like it has pretty broad tastes in food plants.

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Nearby Sightings

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Equus caballus (Brumby, Wild Horse) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2019
Botrychium lunaria (Grassy moonwort) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2019
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2019
Leptorhynchos elongatus (Lanky buttons) at Kosciuszko National Park - 7 Jan 2019
Thysanoptera (order) (Unidentified thrips) at Kosciuszko National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Calotis scabiosifolia var. integrifolia (Rough burr-daisy) at Kosciuszko National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Carex hebes at Kosciuszko National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Kosciuszko National Park - 4 Jan 2019
Dillwynia prostrata (Matted parrot-pea) at Kosciuszko National Park - 9 Jan 2018
Acrothamnus montanus at Kosciuszko National Park - 9 Jan 2018
Botrychium lunaria (Grassy moonwort) at Kosciuszko National Park - 9 Jan 2018
Brachyscome spathulata (Brachyscome) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Leptorhynchos elongatus (Lanky buttons) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Xerochrysum subundulatum (Alpine everlasting) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Calotis scabiosifolia var. integrifolia (Rough burr-daisy) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Geranium antrorsum (Rosetted cranesbill) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Carex hebes at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. alpinus (Scaly Buttons) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Glycine latrobeana (Clover Glycine) at Kosciuszko National Park - 8 Jan 2018
Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye Daisy) at Kosciuszko National Park - 18 Jan 2013

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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