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Tiger moth

Chiromachla sp

Description:

About 4 to 5 cm long moth, striped-brown upperwings with white pattern. Thorax black with white spots.

Habitat:

Found at outskirts of urban environment of Abuja, in Millennium Park - a city park rather well taken care off; and very close to a forest, known as "national arboretum".

Notes:

I'm having problems with this one, as it seems this gender is not well discussed on Internet... To me, this looks like a day-flying tiger moth Chiromachla leuconoe, but according to some sources, this species is not represented in Nigeria... The two species from this gender, accounted for in Nigeria, are C. perspicua & C. restricta - and I can't find conclusive info and photos for these two...

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Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Lat: 9.07, Long: 7.50

Spotted on Oct 14, 2018
Submitted on Oct 14, 2018

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