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Marbled Emperor Moth

Heniocha dyops


A picture coming in from Zambia of an Emperor moth. Often refered to as giants among moths this one was resting in the long blades of fresh grass. It comes from some old photos we have and sadly is not the best quality but we can see a descent amount of the wings and beautiful markings. Interestingly, Emperors i have seen usually carry the beautiful eyespots on the hind wings. This male has the long 'comb like' antennae of these moths and like the female dose not feed and is short lived.


Prefers Open Savanah and scrub land

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1 Comment

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Fantastic Michael! Nice to have a contribution from Africa on #NationalMothWeek!

Michael Strydom
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Michael Strydom

Southern Province, Zambia

Spotted on Jul 27, 2018
Submitted on Jul 27, 2018

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