African Moths Gambia


     

Polydesma umbricola Boisduval, 1833

Large Tabby.

SYNONYMS
Coenipeta collutrix, Polydesma determinata, Polydesma landula, Trichopolydesma collutrix,

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 10
boarmoides, collusoria, hildebrandti, mahafaly, sagulata, scriptilis, semiusta, sexmaculata, smithii, umbricola,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Comoros, DRCongo, Gambia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, La Reunion, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Albiza lebbeck, Pithecollobium dulce, Albiza saman, Acacia, Rosa, Salix,

 

 

Polydesma umbricola
Upperside (ZW)
 
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside (GM)
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Photo: R. Butler
 
 
Underside (GM)
 
Live (GM)
 
Live (GM)
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Live (BW)
 
 
Distribution Map
Polydesma umbricola     Map
Photo: C. Sydes