HAWK MOTH FACTS
Nephele hespera is a brownish hawk moth from Asia. The forewings are brown and may have whitish marking. Some moths do not have white marks on the wings. When at rest the wings are held in a triangular shape. The outer edge of the forewing has a paler brown band. The body is brown with darker brown bands. The caterpillars grow to about 7 cm long.
wingspan about 8 cm
tropical rainforest, subtropical rainforest
Caterpillars feed on the Currant Bush (Carissa sp.) or Native Currant, which is found in tropical areas around the Indian Ocean.
Nephele hespera is found in India and south east Asia and has been recorded in northern Queensland on the Torres Strait islands of Australia.
|Common Name:||Hawk Moth|
Relatives in same Genus
Hawk Moth (N. subvaria)