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Hippotion scrofa

14 Coprosma Hawk Moth at Tharwa, ACT

Hippotion scrofa at Tharwa, ACT - 5 Feb 2021
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Hippotion scrofa 5 Feb 2021 ibaird
Hippotion scrofa 5 Feb 2021 JohnBundock

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2 comments

michaelb wrote:
   6 Feb 2021
Great action shot John. Good to see that the native insects can take advantage of the abundance of weeds.
ibaird wrote:
   6 Feb 2021
Yes, there have been many more postings of this species particularly (and Hawk moths collectively) in the ACT this year. Likely due to the very moist summer this year.

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Danaus petilia (Lesser wanderer) at Tharwa, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by DPRees125
Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Tharwa, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by DPRees125
Helicoverpa armigera (Cotton bollworm, Corn earworm) at Tharwa, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Tharwa, ACT - 23 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow) at Tharwa, ACT - 7 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Petroica phoenicea (Flame Robin) at Tharwa, ACT - 9 Jul 2019 by RodDeb
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) at Tharwa, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 by JohnBundock
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Tharwa, ACT - 22 May 2018 by RodDeb
Petroica phoenicea (Flame Robin) at Tharwa, ACT - 7 May 2018 by JohnBundock

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Feb 2021 03:42 PM Recorded on
  • JohnBundock Recorded by

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  • Thistle Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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