Coenotes eremophilae

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Coenotes eremophilae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Genus: Coenotes
Species: C. eremophilae
Binomial name
Coenotes eremophilae
(Lucas, 1891)[1]
Synonyms
  • Sphinx eremophilae Lucas, 1891
  • Protoparce minimus Miskin, 1891

Coenotes eremophilae is a species of moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.[2]

The wingspan is about 50 mm. Adults have fawn wings, and a pattern of diagonal and transverse dark marks on the abdomen.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Eremophila bowmanii, Eremophila freelingii, Eremophila latrobei, Eremophila longifolia, Eremophila sturtii, Eremophila mitchellii, Myoporum deserti, Myoporum montanum, Carissa lanceolata, Gyrocarpus americanus, Prostanthera striatiflora, Hibiscus panduriformis, Acacia farnesitana, Sesamum indicum, Santalum acuminatum, Duboisia myoporoides and Clerodendrum floribundum. They are black with a white stripe along each side, a yellow dorsal stripe, many little pale dots and a row of orange spiracles along each side. On the tail, they have an entirely black curved horn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CATE Creating a Taxonomic eScience - Sphingidae". Cate-sphingidae.org. Retrieved 2011-11-01.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Australian Insects". Lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au. 2009-12-02. Retrieved 2011-11-01.