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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:01f1001b-c7d1-45b3-8b91-1c81d5265387

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Hippotion scrofa
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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Online resources

ALA website image uploads
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Aussie Creatures
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Australian Moths Online
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Australian Museum Hawk Moth Expedition
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Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
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BowerBird
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Butterfly House
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Flickr EOL
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NatureShare
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Wikipedia
Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – terrestrial invertebrates
Brief description: Hawk moth, brown fore wings, red hind wings with black margin. Broad brown body.
Description : Medium hawk moth with brown fore wings and red hind wings with a black margin. At rest, the hind wings cannot usually be seen, unless it is disturbed. Stout brown hairy body. The larvae of this moth grow to 7 cm long, and are brown with broken yellow lines. It has eye spots that decrease in size along its length and a short straight pale-tipped dark horn near its tail. Wingspan to 7 cm.
Biology : These moths are a part of the Sphingidae family, known as Hawk Moths. Moths in this family are usually large, strong and agile fliers, and feed on nectar by hovering in front of a flower. They mostly fly at night, but some species can be seen at dusk. Around 60 species of Hawk Moth can be found in Australia, most in the tropical and subtropical rainforests. Hippotion scrofa is fairly common throughout mainland Australia and Tasmania, and occurs occasionally on Lord Howe Island.
Habitat: Unknown
Maximum size (cm): 7
Diet: Herbivore
Colours: Black, Brown, Red
Distribution: Across Australia
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Flight Months: August-April
Author credit: Alexis Tindall / South Australian Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Hippotion scrofa

Common Names

Common name Source
Scrofa Hawk Moth
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
LEPIDOPTERA
zoological_division
DITRYSIA
superfamily
SPHINGOIDEA
family
SPHINGIDAE
subfamily
Macroglossinae
genus
Hippotion
species
Hippotion scrofa  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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