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Hawk moth (Sphingidae)Cephanodes kingii  

1 Gardenia Bee Hawk Moth at Kambah, ACT

Cephanodes kingii at Kambah, ACT - 13 Mar 2020

Identification history

Hawk moth (Sphingidae) Cephanodes kingii 15 Mar 2020 donhe
Hawk moth (Sphingidae) Cephanodes kingii 15 Mar 2020 LyndalT

Significant sighting

  15 Mar 2020

Rare Canberra record of this interesting moth - the first on Canberra Nature Map

Author's notes

This was reported on the Canberra Gardeners' Advice Group on Facebook on 13 March. Someone else commenting on this sighting also reported it on their Buddleia

1 comment

   15 Mar 2020
There are several very similar Cephonodes species, but I think only C. kingii comes this far south. It has been recorded in Canberra before.

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 13 Mar 2020 7:25 PM Recorded on
  • LyndalT Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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