General Description

Grey moth with lighter and darker grey markings. Abdomen has alternating bands of white, pink and black with a grey mid-dorsal stripe; thorax black and grey. Wings are grey with dark patches. At rest it has an arrowhead shape. Antennae are threadlike but much thicker in the male. Caterpillars are either very dark or green and have a characteristic horn on the tail end. Wingspan 85-95 mm.


Adults are highly mobile and, like most hawk moths, feed at night on blossoms, hovering at the plant with their long proboscis reaching in to gather nectar from the flower. Adults fly from December through to March. Larvae feed on members of the Convolvulaceae family.


Worldwide. Throughout Australia.


Being widespread and mobile it may turn up in any habitat.

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