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Pine Tree Emperor moth

Nudaurelia cytherea

Notes:

Their larvae feed on pine trees.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Pine Tree Emperor Moth
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3 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

I'm very glad to help, Albena. You may want to verify the ID. I am not sure if their diet is restricted to pine trees or other plants as well. It certainly is a beauty. :-)

Albena
Albena 8 years ago

Many thanks J.! I haven't seen any of these beauties ever since. There are no pine trees around (I live right at the beach), I wonder what brought it here. Poor creature didn't look so well...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

Albena
Spotted by
Albena

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2013

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