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Yellow Saenura

Saenura flava, Erebidae, Arctiinae

Description:

Cream coloured moth with black antennae.

Habitat:

Savanna/woodland

Notes:

Observed at Magadzavane Lodge, Mlawula Nature Reserve

1 Species ID Suggestions

Yellow Saenura
Saenura flava Saenura flava African Moths


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5 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

Thanks! Jakubko.

When I was looking up this species, I came across some information on the caterpillars (http://www.ispot.org.za/species_dictiona...) - this species might have potential for control of a couple of major alien invasive plant species in southern Africa.

Dixie
Dixie 6 years ago

I'll look it up. Thanks! Hope I see one.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Dixie, there is a very similar species found in Texas:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/42727

Dixie
Dixie 6 years ago

That's a pretty moth!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Lovely find!

KateBraun
Spotted by
KateBraun

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 4, 2014

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