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Agrius convolvuli

Convolvulus Hawk Moth at Mount Ainslie

Agrius convolvuli at Mount Ainslie - 22 Dec 2020
Agrius convolvuli at Mount Ainslie - 22 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Agrius convolvuli 23 Dec 2020 donhe
Agrius convolvuli 23 Dec 2020 ibaird
Unidentified 23 Dec 2020 JaneR

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Author's notes

Very slow-moving disturbed weedy grassland, lots saffron thistle and some native plants underneath

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ibaird wrote:
   23 Dec 2020
The single protruding spike suggests a hawk moth (Sphingidae); See: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/convolvuli.html .

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 22 Dec 2020 04:21 PM Recorded on
  • JaneR Recorded by

Additional information

  • Caterpillar was dislodged by walking through: it was possibly on Euchiton. Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
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