African Moths Gambia


Micralarctia punctulata (Wallengren, 1860)

 

SYNONYMS
Spilosoma punctulata, Spilosoma auricinctum, Spilosoma nivaria, Diacrisa nyassama, Amsacta evadne, Spilosoma euproctina, Spilosoma edlingeri, Diacrisa albescens, Estigmene schraderi.

 

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 4
australis, punctulata, semipura, tolgoeti,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, DRCongo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Ipomoea batatas, Gossypium, Oryza sativa,

 

 

Micralarctia punctulata
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside (ZW)
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Photo: R. Butler
Upperside (ZW)
 
Underside (GM)
 
Larva (GM)
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Photo: R. Butler
 
 
Live (DRC)
 
Live (GM)
 
Distribution Map
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Photo: N. Voaden