HAWKMOTHS OF AUSTRALIA: identification, biology and distribution.

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 HAWKMOTHS OF AUSTRALIA: identification, biology and distribution.

Moulds, Maxwell , James Tuttle and David Lane.

Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 2020.

Quarto, laminated boards, colour and black and white illustrations, maps, photographs.

Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Series Volume 13.  Allows identification of all of the Australian hawkmoths for the first time and treats species found on mainland Australia, Tasmania and all offshore islands within Australian limits. It presents previously undescribed life histories of nearly all species and provides a comprehensive account of hawkmoth biology, including new parasitoids and their hawkmoth hosts. Detailed drawings and photographs show the external and internal morphology of adults and immatures, and eggs, larval instars and pupa. Keys are provided for last instar larvae and pupae of the 71 species that the authors have reared. The book is concluded by a glossary, appendices to parasitoids and larval foodplants, an extensive reference list with bibliographical notes and a comprehensive index.