African Moths Gambia


     

Ophiusa mejanesi (Guenée, 1852)

Variable Drab.

SYNONYMS
Ophoides mejanesi, Ophoides tettensis, Ophisma expedita, Trichanua mejanesi, Anua mejanesi,

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 48
ambigua, anomala, cancellata, conspicienda, dargei, david, davidiodes, despecta, dianaris, digona, dilecta, finifascia, flavocillata, gonoptera, grandidieri, hopei, hypoxantha, inangulata, legendrei, mabillei, maraisi, mejanesi, melaconisia, mimetica, nocturna, obsolescens, overlaeti, pelor, pseudotirhaca, punctiquadrata, rectificata, recurvata, reducta, rogata, rufescens, salita, selenaris, simplex, subdiversa, tirhaca, tumiditermina, umbrilinea, verecunda, verecundoides, violascens, violisparsa, waterlooti, xylochroa,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Botswana, DRCongo, Eritrea, Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Anogeissus latifolia, Eucalyptus, Quisqualis indica,

Ophiusa mejanesi
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside
 
Upperside (ZM)
Ophiusa mejanesi   Ophiusa mejanesi   Ophiusa mejanesi
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
Upperside (ZW)
 
Upperside (ZM)
 
Upperside
Ophiusa mejanesi   Ophiusa mejanesi   Ophiusa mejanesi
Photo: R. Butler
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
Underside (GM)
 
Live (GM)
 
Live (SL)
Ophiusa mejanesi   Ophiusa mejanesi   Ophiusa mejanesi
 
 
Live (NA)
 
 
Distribution Map
Ophiusa mejanesi     Map
Photo: H. Roland