African Moths Gambia


   

Utetheisa pulchella (Linneaus, 1758)

Crimson Speckled Footman.

SYNONYMS
Phalaena pulchella, Tinea pulchella, Deiopeia candida, Deiopeia antennata, Deiopeia thyter, Noctua pulchra,

 

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 9
amhara, cruentata, diva, elata, Lactea, lotrix, pectinata, pulchella, pulchelloides,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Chad, Comoros, DRCongo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, La Reunion, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Gossypium, Heliotropium indicum, Lithospermum, Musa paradisiaca, Myosotis, Cystostemon, Trichodesma zeylanicum, Grasses.

Utetheisa pulchella
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside
 

Upperside

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Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
Underside (GM)
 
pulchella / lotrix comparison (GM)
 
Larva (ZA)
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Live (ZW)
 

Live (UG)
 
Photo: H. Roland
Distribution Map
Utetheisa pulchella
  Utetheisa pulchella   Map
Photo: B. Wursten
 
Photo: M. Stanton