|Cephonodes kingii - Bee-Hawk Moth, Gardenia Bee-hawk|
|Moths of the
family Sphingidae are know as Hawk Moths, but in this particular genera
they are called Bee-Hawks because they soon lose their wing scales and
then resemble bumble bees. Also like bumble bees they can hover in front
of a flower. They are diurnal (day flying) and the larva prefer plants
Rubiaceae family. Cephonodes kingii occurs over Northern
Australia extending as far south as the ACT.
These pictures were taken at Nellie Bay, Magnetic Island, and are supplied by Annette of Kirwan.
More pictures of this moth at -> Australian Moth Larvae