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Wallengren's Emperor

Usta wallengrenii


Large light-greyish Emperor moth, with white patterns on wings; and large eyes on both pairs of wings.


Observed in Kunene region, north west of Namibia, in gardens of a camp where we were staying; these gardens leading to 'thornveld' - arid acacia tree-and-shrub landscape beyond. The region is still very dry (but still magnificent and rich in wildlife) at the moment, and grasses that accompany this habitat are rare following a three-year dry-spell.


Many thanks to ornithoptera80 for providing the ID.

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Wallengren's Emporer
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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 weeks ago

Thank you ornithoptera80, and thanks a million for the ID.

ornithoptera80 2 weeks ago

I think I have found an ID for the spotting.What an amazing moth, great spotting Zlatan Celebic.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Kunene Region, Namibia

Lat: -20.36, Long: 14.95

Spotted on Feb 20, 2020
Submitted on Mar 26, 2020

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