During certain times of the year, visitors should keep an eye out for these interesting looking caterpillars of the Sandal-box Hawk Moth.

These photographs were taken around Ormiston Gorge in the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Sandal-box Hawk Moth (Coenotes eremophilae)
Instar Caterpillar of the Sandal-box Hawk Moth (Coenotes eremophilae), Ormiston Gorge, NT
Sandal-box Hawk Moth (Coenotes eremophilae)
Instar Caterpillar of the Sandal-box Hawk Moth (Coenotes eremophilae), Ormiston Gorge, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Sphingidae
  • Genus: Coenotes
  • Species: C. eremophilae
  • Binomial name: Coenotes eremophilae
  • Synonyms:
    • Sphinx eremophilae
    • Protoparce minimus