Sphinx Moth from Australia

Subject: Moth ??
Location: Wollongong, NSW, Australia
February 20, 2014 3:58 am
I’ve lived here for 30 years and have seen this insect for the first time. It is summer here.
Signature: Cheryle

Sphinx Moth:  Theretra queenslandi
Sphinx Moth: Theretra queenslandi

Dear Cheryle,
This is a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae, and it is in the genus
Theretra.  There are several species that look quite similar, but we believe this is Theretra queenslandi, which is found in New South Wales according to Butterfly House

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