Sighting

Russell Stanley 15 Mar 2017

Very Hungry Caterpillars - Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) denuding our fuschia bushes.

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Sighted 9 Mar 2017
864 Borung Hwy, Wooroonook VIC 3525, Australia

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  • Russell Stanley 15 March 2017
    Hippotion scrofa
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sphingidae: Hippotion: scrofa
    Common Names: Moths, Sphingids, scrofa hawk moth
    Russell Stanley says

    Only found grazing on our fuschias which they effectively stripped. Large, handsome caterpillars; instar stages are quite differently coloured.

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