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Coequosa australasiae

Double Headed Hawk Moth at Tura Beach, NSW

Coequosa australasiae at Tura Beach, NSW - 8 Feb 2019
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Identification history

Unidentified 8 Feb 2019 hynesker1234

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3 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   9 Feb 2019
wonderful!
   11 Feb 2019
Thanks KerriLee. Does it have a common name?
KerriLee wrote:
   11 Feb 2019
Australia Hawk Moth is perhaps the best common name. Last month Paul and I raised a closely related species through from a caterpillar we found. Here's a link to the story:
https://southernforestlife.net/happenings/2019/1/9/a-brand-new-hawk-moth
You'll see that your species (C. australasiae) featured in the same 1805 paper which described our species (C. triangularis). These historic papers are important scientifically, and they also make fascinating reading

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 8 Feb 2019 11:07 AM Recorded on
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