African Moths Gambia


     

Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, 1777)

Green drab.

SYNONYMS
Noctua tirhaca, Noctua auricularis, Anua clementi, Ophiodes hottentota, Ophiusa obscura, Ophiodes separans, Noctua tirrhaea, Noctua vesta, Ophiusa whitei, Noctua olivacea,

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
Algeria, DRCongo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Citrus, Combretum molle, Daphne, Erica, Eucalyptus, Leptospermum laevigatum, Osyris, Pinus radiata, Pistacia vera, Rhus laevigata, Viburnum, Carissea edulis, Anacardium occidentale, Ozoroa mucronata, Schinus molle,

Ophiusa tirhaca

Upperside (RW)

 
Upperside
 
Upperside
Ophiusa tirhaca   Ophiusa tirhaca   Ophiusa tirhaca
Photo: Charaxes
 
Photo: Manchester Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
Upperside
 
Upperside (ZW)
 
Live (ZA)
Ophiusa tirhaca   Ophiusa tirhaca   Ophiusa tirhaca
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: R. Butler
 
Photo: L. Smith
Live (NA)
 
Live (ZA)
 
Distribution Map
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Photo: H. Roland
 
Photo: J. Heyns