HAWK MOTH FACTS
Daphnis hypothous is a species of hawk moth. The adult moth is brown overall with a pattern of dark brown and lighter brown resembling the camouflage pattern of World War II aircraft. The abdomen is brown with white band across the abdomen. The caterpillars are brown with white or yellow stripes along the back and sides. The tail has a horn. The caterpillar markings change as it develops through the various moults (instars).
wingspan to 12cm. Caterpillar length to 10cm
The caterpillar feeds on plants in the Rubiaceae family including Cinchona, Uncaria and Wendlandia
Daphnis hypothous is found in south east Asia and Queensland in Australia.
|Common Name:||Hawk Moth|