African Moths Gambia


     

Sphingomorpha chlorea (Cramer, 1777)

Sundowner Moth.

SYNONYMS
Phalaena chlora, Sphingomorpha monteironis, Sphingomorpha rapta, Sphingomorpha sipyla,


SPECIES IN GENUS :- 2
chlorea, marshalli,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Angola, DRCongo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Acacia karoo, Azanza garkeana, Burkea, Newtonia buchananii, Sclerocarya birrea, Acacia xanthophloea, Acacia hirtella, Sclerocarya caffra, Burkea africana, Acacia tortilis, Citrus, Malus pumila, Pisum sativum, Thespesia,

 

Sphingomorpha chlorea
Upperside (GA)
 
Upperside (RW)
 
Upperside (ZW)
Sphingomorpha chlorea   Sphingomorpha chlorea   Sphingomorpha chlorea
Photo: JL. Albert
 
Photo: Charaxes
 
Photo: R. Butler
Underside (GA)
 
Larva (ZA)
 
Live (ZW)
Sphingomorpha chlorea   Sphingomorpha chlorea   Sphingomorpha chlorea
Photo: JL. Albert
 
Photo: H. Roland
 
Photo: B. Wursten
Live (DRC)
 
 
Distribution Map
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Photo: N. Voaden