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Yellow(?) Ermine moth

Eyralpenus ?sublutea

Description:

spent some minutes temporarily settled with buzzing wings before finally finding a satisfactory location to stop. length around 16mm

2 Species ID Suggestions

Tiger Moth
Arctidae sp.
Uday
Uday 7 years ago
Tiger Moth
Estigmene acrea


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1 Comment

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 7 years ago

I think we've got the family Arctiidae pegged but @ Uday - my moth certainly resembles E. acrea however that species is restricted to N.America and my spot is in southern Africa.

I'm leaning towards Eyralpenus sp, an Ermine moth - E.sublutea, the Yellow Ermine moth: www.africanmoths.com/page/ARCTIIDAE/ARCT... looks close but the spot pattern is not quite right

C.Sydes
Spotted by
C.Sydes

Kgatleng District, Botswana

Spotted on Jan 8, 2013
Submitted on Jul 25, 2013

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