COPROSMA HAWK MOTH FACTS
The Coprosma Hawk Moth has brown forewings with some darker mottling and indistinct vein pattern. The hind wings are reddish with black trailing edge. The body is cigar shaped tapering to a point at the tail.
wingspan about 7cm
caterpillars feed on leaves, and food plants include Dahlias, Impatiens, Sweet Potatoes
The larvae are brown, with broken yellow lines over the body. there are spots on the abdominal segments becoming less distinct along the body. The first segment has black eyespots. The tail has a black horn with pale tip. Caterpillars grow to about 7cm long.
Hippotion scrofa is found in Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu
|Common Name:||Coprosma Hawk Moth|
Relatives in same Genus
Vine Hawk Moth (H. celerio)
Vine Hawk Moth (H. rosetta)