African Moths Gambia


 

Alpenus investigatorum (Karsch, 1898)

Investigated Ermine.

SYNONYMS
Spillosoma investigatorum, Diacrisa investigatorum, Spilosoma cribraria, Spilosoma mhondana. Eminaria nigropunctata

 

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 15
affiniola, auriculatus, diversata, dollmani, geminipuncta, intacta, investigatorum, maculosa, microsticta, nigropunctata, pardalina, schraderi, thomasi, whalleyi, wichgrafi.

 

DISTRIBUTION
Angola, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Peltrophorum, Tectona grandis, Arachis hypogaea, Bidens pilosa, Bigonia, Brassica oleracea, Carica papaya, Commelina, Dahlia, Galinsoga parviflora, Gossypium, Ipomoea batatas, Medicago sativa, Mours, nicotiana tabacum, Ricinus, Russelia equisetiformis, Solanum melongena, Zea mays, Zinnia,

 

Alpenus investigatorum
Upperside (ZM)
 
Upperside (ZM)
 
Upperside (ZW)
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Photo: C. Mateke
 
Photo: C. Mateke
 
Photo: R. Butler
Upperside (ZW)
 
Live (ZM)
 
Live (ZM)
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  Alpenus investigatorum
Photo: R. Butler
 
Photo: C. Mateke
 
Photo: C. Mateke
Live (ZA)
 
Live (DRC)
 
Disrtibution Map
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