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Footman Moth

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini

Description:

Fairly small brown and tan moth.

Habitat:

Savanna/woodland

Notes:

Observed at Magadzavane Lodge, Mlawula Nature Reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KateBraun
KateBraun 3 years ago
Footman Moth
Eilema sanguicosta SANBI: Eilema sanguicosta | iSpot


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5 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

Thanks, Mark and bayucca.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Sleek, handsome moth - lovely spotting !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks bayucca. Now I don't feel bad not finding it.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

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.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

This looks very much like a northern hemisphere moth Scarce Footman (Manulea complana) Arctiidae might be a start.

KateBraun
Spotted by
KateBraun

Lubombo, Swaziland

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

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