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Vinegar silkmoth

Lobobunaea acetes


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.


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

1 species ID suggestions

Vinegar Silkmoth
Lobobunaea acetes Lobobunaea acetes African Moths


dotun55 5 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 5 years ago

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


Lat: 9.60, Long: 8.00

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

Spotted for mission


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