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Description:

Stout moth about 25mm long, colors mostly pink and black.

Habitat:

Broken forest about 7,500 ft AMSL - Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

1 Species ID Suggestions

Noctuid moth
Capillamentum nigrofasciatum AfroMoths


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6 Comments

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Sorry, Hadenidae should actually be Hadeninae, since it is a subfamily of Noctuidae, which I am still tending to, but you never know...

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 7 years ago

Thanks bayucca - I thought of Hadenidae too, or Notodontidae, and the DRC photos are a useful resource. I wonder what my next step should be?

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

What about Noctuidae, Hadenidae? Sorry, no match found.
Many moths have some features shown in yours, like the hairdo, striped legs and shape (!) of the wings, location/visibility of the eyes etc. and unfortunately looking at all these features indicate different families/subfamilies for each...

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 7 years ago

I want to say something similar to the genus Epicoma

Davidbygott
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Arusha Region, Tanzania

Spotted on Dec 29, 2011
Submitted on Sep 23, 2014

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