Argema mimosae - African lunar moth

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Argema mimosae
Argema mimosae

Photo(s): Left: Darrel Plowes, locality unknown; right Bart Wursten, Bunga Inselberg, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: Females are more robust and somewhat darker than males. This is one of our largest and most spectacular moths, with adults measuring up to 12 cm wide and 14 cm long.
Distribution: From DRC and Kenya and south to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Related plant species:
AnacardiaceaeSclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra (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: Argema mimosae .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401100, retrieved 17 December 2017

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