African Moths Gambia


     

Catephia squamosa Wallengren, 1856

Scaly Alchemyst

SYNONYMS
Plusia inconclusa, Amphia discistriga, Anophia trispilosa, Aedia discistriga,

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 32
abrostolica, albifasciata, albirena, barrettae, corticea, cryptodisca, dipterygia, discophora, endoplaga, eurymelas, holophaea, iridocosma, mesonephele, metaluca, microcelis, nigropicta, oligomelas, pallididisca, pericyma, personata, poliochroa, pyramidalis, sciras, scotosa, scylla, serapis, sospita, squamosa, striata, triphaenoides, virescens, xanthophaes,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Botswana, Cameroon, DRCongo, Gambia, Kenya, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Sweet Potato,

 

Catephia squamosa
Upperside (ZW)
 
Upperside (SL)
 
Upperside
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Photo: R. Butler
 
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
Underside (SL)
 
Larva (SL)
 
Pupa (SL)
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Live (RE)
 
Live (ZA)
 
Distribution map
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Photo: M. Bippus
 
Photo: H. Roland