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Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini
Fairly small brown and tan moth.
Observed at Magadzavane Lodge, Mlawula Nature Reserve.
Thanks, Mark and bayucca.
Sleek, handsome moth - lovely spotting !
Thanks bayucca. Now I don't feel bad not finding it.
Definitely a Footman Moth, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini. Then the troubles start...Is it Eilema sp., quite a controverse genus:http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Eilema...Not Pusiola, note the color of the legs:http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/EREBID...Just Lithosiini:http://www.ispot.org.za/node/187923?nav=...Another Eilema IDed by Roy Goff:http://www.ispot.org.za/node/240812?nav=...Probably not this one if you look at the strong spot:http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/EREBID...Looks like being a tricky one.
This looks very much like a northern hemisphere moth Scarce Footman (Manulea complana) Arctiidae might be a start.
Spotted on Mar 1, 2014 Submitted on Mar 4, 2014