COFFEE HAWK MOTH FACTS
The Coffee Hawk Moth has transparent wings and a stout body like a bumble bee. The head and thorax are greenish, and the abdomen is yellow with a black band, and a square black mark on the segment behind the black band.. The forewings have a small dark area at the tips. The caterpillar has a spiny raised shield behind the head and a spine on the tail. When the moth emerges from the pupa it has wing scales, but these are shed. It is similar to Cephonodes kingii which has larger dark area at the tip of the forewings.
Bee Hawk Moth
wingspan about 40mm to 50mm
Adult moths hover above flowers to feed on nectar. The Coffee Hawk Moth caterpillar feeds on Ervatamia angustisepala, Canthium odoratum, Pavetta australiensis, Gardenia jasminoides. Overseas it is a pest on coffee plants.
The Coffee Hawk Moth is found in Asia. In Australia it has been found in Queensland.
|Common Name:||Coffee Hawk Moth|
Relatives in same Genus
Bee Hawk Moth (C. kingii)