Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Theretra
Family: Sphingidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

A robust moth with narrow fore wings and small hind wings. The antennae are long, thick and toothed with a short hook at the end. The larvae have an erect horn at the end of the abdomen and feed on wild grape vines.


AUTHORITY
(Linneaus, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Olive-brown with pink hind wings which have a green margin
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Hawk moth
Cape hawk
Cape vine hawk
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the house at night
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Sphinx capensis
Sphinx aeas
Sphinx cecrops
Theretra immaculata
Gnathostypsis ostracina



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