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Vinegar silkmoth

Lobobunaea acetes

Description:

Lobobunaea acetes is a species of moths in the Saturniidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.

Notes:

Sptted late at night. It displays its eye-spotted hind wings to deter potential predators or disturbances.

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Vinegar Silkmoth
Lobobunaea acetes Lobobunaea acetes African Moths


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2 Comments

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

Mix up. Several similar unidentified eye-spotted saturniid moths in the vault. I've deleted the odd one out. Thank you :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Awesome spotting, Dotun! Please confirm the ID. Are these all the same individual?

dotun55
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dotun55

Nigeria

Spotted on Dec 1, 2012
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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