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About 30 mm body lengt. Transparent cells on the forewings and neon pink details on the body, face, legs and antennas.


Lubombo region, Magadzavane Lodge. Night

2 Species ID Suggestions

Glassy Amerila
Amerila vitrea Amerila vitrea African Moths
KateBraun 4 years ago
Bauer's frother
Amerila bauri SANBI: Amerila bauri | iSpot

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Tiz 7 years ago

Thank you Jakob for that information and the ID suggestion. Ill stay tuned for some more veifications, as you suggest.

Have a good day!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Gorgeous, Tiz! Mark is correct, they are in the same genus! An excellent example of how important location is when considering an identification. The species must be confirmed because there are a number of similar Amerila species.

Tiz 7 years ago

Oh Mark, that is really interesting! I could not see any significant difference between the two either! I am looking forward to compare more photos, but that will have to wait for some months since my Internet time is very limited now when working in the bush :)) Thank you for the important input!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Wow. You might need an electron microscope. Here's an Australian and New Guinea species that I can't see any difference. or maybe our cricketers took some over.

Tiz 7 years ago

It sure does, thanks Kate :)

KateBraun 7 years ago

This looks like the same species as the one I got the photo of at the entrance gate last time we were there:

Amerila sp. Arctiidae, Arctiinae

Tiz 7 years ago

Hello Kel. Thank you, and I am happy you liked both the moth and the photos. The background in the last shot is the sky, and a windowsill makes the darker border at the top. Best ones :)

Sckel 7 years ago

Welcome. :) Linda mariposa. Eu gosto da segunda foto. What is this light blue background of the last photo?

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Lubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Feb 23, 2014
Submitted on Feb 24, 2014

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