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Hippotion scrofa

Coprosma Hawk Moth at Crooked Corner, NSW

Hippotion scrofa at Crooked Corner, NSW - 12 Jan 2021
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Hippotion scrofa 13 Jan 2021 ibaird
Hippotion scrofa 13 Jan 2021 Milly

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Author's notes

Moth didn't settle at all, but obtained nectar whilst hovering.

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ibaird wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
Up until and including on 5 May 2020 there had been 12 sightings of H. scofa on CNM spanning the 7 years since 13 November 2013. Since November 2020 until this sighting there have been 14 sightings this summer of 2020-21 alone.
Milly wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
Wow - that's amazing, and also fantastic! I wonder why the huge increase - are there any thoughts as to the reason? I actually saw another one a couple of days after this sighting - although I guess it could have been the same one, who knows?
ibaird wrote:
   15 Jan 2021
I can only speculate it may be due ti a wetter spring and early summer.

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Chlorocoma vertumnaria (Red-fringed Emerald) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 17 Jan 2021 by Milly Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 5 Jan 2021 by Milly Phrataria bijugata (Bold Phrataria) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 4 Jan 2021 by Milly Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 16 Dec 2020 by Milly Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 5 Dec 2020 by Milly Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 1 Dec 2020 by Milly Noctuidae sp. (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 29 Nov 2020 by Milly Hestiochora furcata (A zygaenid moth) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 25 Nov 2020 by Milly Aseroe rubra (Anemone Stinkhorn) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 24 Nov 2020 by Milly Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 20 Nov 2020 by Milly Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 16 Nov 2020 by Milly Omorgus australasiae (Hide beetle) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 18 Oct 2020 by Milly Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 12 Oct 2020 by Milly Vitellus sp. (genus) (Spined shield bug) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 11 Oct 2020 by Milly Ectomocoris ornatus (A ground assassin bug) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 9 Oct 2020 by Milly Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 25 Apr 2020 by Milly Dispar compacta (Barred skipper) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 13 Apr 2020 by Milly Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 2 Apr 2020 by Milly Agrianome spinicollis (Poinciana longicorn) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 4 Jan 2020 by Milly Australothis rubrescens (Indian Weed Caterpillar) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Milly Laxta granicollis (Common trilobite cockroach, bark cockroach) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 6 Nov 2019 by Milly Acritoscincus platynotus (Red-throated Skink) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 1 Nov 2019 by Milly Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 2 Aug 2019 by Milly Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by Milly Melolonthinae sp. (subfamily) (Cockchafer) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 8 Jan 2019 by Milly Phyllotocus sp. (genus) (Nectar scarab) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 9 Dec 2018 by Milly Ectomocoris patricius (Ground assassin bug) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 28 Aug 2017 by Milly
Chlorocoma vertumnaria (Red-fringed Emerald) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 17 Jan 2021 by Milly
Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 5 Jan 2021 by Milly
Phrataria bijugata (Bold Phrataria) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 4 Jan 2021 by Milly
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 16 Dec 2020 by Milly
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 5 Dec 2020 by Milly
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 1 Dec 2020 by Milly
Noctuidae sp. (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 29 Nov 2020 by Milly
Hestiochora furcata (A zygaenid moth) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 25 Nov 2020 by Milly
Aseroe rubra (Anemone Stinkhorn) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 24 Nov 2020 by Milly
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 20 Nov 2020 by Milly
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 16 Nov 2020 by Milly
Omorgus australasiae (Hide beetle) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 18 Oct 2020 by Milly
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 12 Oct 2020 by Milly
Vitellus sp. (genus) (Spined shield bug) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 11 Oct 2020 by Milly
Ectomocoris ornatus (A ground assassin bug) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 9 Oct 2020 by Milly
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 25 Apr 2020 by Milly
Dispar compacta (Barred skipper) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 13 Apr 2020 by Milly
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 2 Apr 2020 by Milly
Agrianome spinicollis (Poinciana longicorn) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 4 Jan 2020 by Milly
Australothis rubrescens (Indian Weed Caterpillar) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 22 Dec 2019 by Milly
Laxta granicollis (Common trilobite cockroach, bark cockroach) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 6 Nov 2019 by Milly
Acritoscincus platynotus (Red-throated Skink) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 1 Nov 2019 by Milly
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 2 Aug 2019 by Milly
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by Milly
Melolonthinae sp. (subfamily) (Cockchafer) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 8 Jan 2019 by Milly
Phyllotocus sp. (genus) (Nectar scarab) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 9 Dec 2018 by Milly
Ectomocoris patricius (Ground assassin bug) at Crooked Corner, NSW - 28 Aug 2017 by Milly

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Jan 2021 06:27 PM Recorded on
  • Milly Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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