HAWK MOTH FACTS
Nephele subvaria is a brown hawk moth from northern Australia The forewings are brown and males may have small white spot in centre of forewing near the leading edge. The hindwings are reddish. When at rest the wings are held in a triangular shape. The body is brown with darker incomplete brown bands, with paler brown underside. The caterpillars are grey with horn on the tail, and grow to about 6 cm long. Some caterpillars have a narrow white stripe on the body.
wingspan about 6 cm
tropical rainforest, subtropical rainforest
Caterpillars feed on the Currant Bush (Carissa spinarum) or Native Currant.
Nephele subvaria is found in Queensland, northern Territory and Western Australia..
|Common Name:||Hawk Moth|
Relatives in same Genus
Hawk Moth (N. hespera)