Cirina forda - Emperor moth

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Cirina forda
Cirina forda

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Kutsaga, Tobacco Research Station, Harare.

Species details:

Note: Adults are rather pale creamy-brown coloured emperors with a small darker spot on each hindwing but lacking true eye-spots.
Distribution:
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AnacardiaceaeRhus (Food plant)
EbenaceaeEuclea (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAlbizia (Food plant)
Related plant species:
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa spinarum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBurkea africana (Food plant)
MeliaceaeEkebergia benguelensis (Food plant)
MeliaceaeEkebergia capensis (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Cirina forda .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400510, retrieved 19 November 2017

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