Research project: Systematics and biology of Australian hawk moths (Sphingidae)


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Museum investigators

  • Max S. Moulds
  • J.P. Tuttle


Hawk moths are well-known insects and have been well-studied overseas. However, little is known of the natural history of the Australian fauna, and new species still remain to be described. We are writing a book aimed at filling this gap, documenting as many life histories as possible. To date, we have more than three quarters of the species covered, including some 850 colour images. Completion is expected in 2012.

Max S. Moulds
J.P. Tuttle
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