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The Vestal

Rhodometra sacraria

Notes:

So pleased the moths are coming back, summer must be near

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bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
The Vestal
Rhodometra sacraria Rhodometra sacraria African Moths


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bayucca thank you

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

The main link above and the once more added link below indicates the reports from South Africa. The Vestal is almost a "global" moth.
http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/GEOMET...

Bayucca the strange thing is that all the locations do not include South Africa as a host country

bayucca, Thank you

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Geometridae, Sterrhinae, Rhodometra sacraria.
http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=6173
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodometr...
The typical pose and the veins and spot let me think of Rhodometra sacraria rather then this one:
http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/GEOMET...
That one would have the end of the stripe not at the apex of the wing but slightly laterally at the apex.

Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jul 23, 2014
Submitted on Jul 23, 2014

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