Note: Larva will eat Morinda jasminoides (RUBIACEAE) in captivity. Breeding season on the Dorrigo Plateau: Not applicable. Breeding season in FNQ: Thought to be continuous throughout the year.
Flight habit: Nocturnal - Active at night including early evening.
Adult Moth: Size at rest - tip of thorax to tip of forewing: ?? - ??mm Mature larva: length - ??mm. Colour forms in the final instar are shades of Brown.
Interesting note: The first recorded sighting of a pre adult stage for this moth was made by our daughter Wynne Robinson of Whyanbeel, FNQ (Wynne found an egg on Morinda citrifolia) in April 2011 following which the resultant larva was reared through to the adult stage by Jim Tuttle to confirm it's species. See email copy below Jim Tuttle Sat 23/04/2011 10:22 AM Wynne: I was successful in rearing the larvae that we found on the Morinda citrifolia and the adults have emerged. They turned out to be Macroglossum nubilum. Not only had Max and I not reared it, it has never been reared by anyone to our knowledge, and the life history was unknown. A great find, all due to your interest and eagle eyes. Many thanks... looking forward to trying another species next year. Perhaps we can find more plants with the name tags already attached .