PRIVET HAWK MOTH FACTS
The Privet Hawk Moth is a large grey moth with long narrow wings and a darker grey wavy pattern. The abdomen has a dark line along the back. Males can make a hissing sound by rubbing scales over spines at the end of the abdomen. The caterpillars are green with diagonal white stripes and have a dark coloured horn on the end of their tail. Some caterpillars have purple brown markings along the back.
wingspan 12cm. The caterpillar grows to 8 cm.
Urban areas, forests and woodlands.
The caterpillars feed on privet, jasmine and other plants.
The caterpillar pupates on the ground under loose soil and leaves
Eastern and northern Australia.
|Common Name:||Privet Hawk Moth|