Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Kumara moth

Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae

Size range

  • Large moth, body length 42 mm


  • New Zealand native

Life History

  • Large distinctive caterpillar with horn
  • Feeds on Calystegia (Convolvulus) and kumara plants
  • Pupates in the ground
  • Also called Convolvulus hawk moth or Sphinx moth

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