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Hippotion scrofa

15 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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Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Tharwa, ACT - 23 May 2022 by RodDeb Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Tharwa, ACT - 23 May 2022 by RodDeb Anthus novaeseelandiae (Australasian Pipit) at Tharwa, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Tharwa, ACT - 28 Aug 2021 by JohnBundock 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 Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Tharwa, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Tharwa, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra 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 Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet) at Tharwa, ACT - 29 Jun 2019 by rawshorty Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) at Tharwa, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 by JohnBundock Limosella australis (Austral Mudwort) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR Centipeda minima subsp. minima (Spreading Sneezeweed) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR Myriophyllum verrucosum (Red water-milfoil) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat, Bare-nosed Wombat) at Tharwa, ACT - 12 Jul 2018 by RodDeb 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 Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Tharwa, ACT - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Tharwa, ACT - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Tharwa, ACT - 23 May 2022 by RodDeb
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Tharwa, ACT - 23 May 2022 by RodDeb
Anthus novaeseelandiae (Australasian Pipit) at Tharwa, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Tharwa, ACT - 28 Aug 2021 by JohnBundock
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
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Tharwa, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by JohnBundock
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Tharwa, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
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
Crinia signifera (Common Eastern Froglet) at Tharwa, ACT - 29 Jun 2019 by rawshorty
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) at Tharwa, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 by JohnBundock
Limosella australis (Austral Mudwort) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Centipeda minima subsp. minima (Spreading Sneezeweed) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Myriophyllum verrucosum (Red water-milfoil) at Tharwa, ACT - 13 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat, Bare-nosed Wombat) at Tharwa, ACT - 12 Jul 2018 by RodDeb
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
Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Tharwa, ACT - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Tharwa, ACT - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb

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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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