African Moths Gambia


     

Aroa discalis Walker, 1855

Banded Vapourer.

SYNONYMS
Euproctis xanthypopteros, Aroa signata, Aroa ochraceata, Ornithopsyche hypoxantha, Ornithopsyche anthora

 

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 17
achrodisca, anthora, callista, danva, difficillis, discalis, eugonia, incerta, interrogationis, leonensis, melanoleuca, nigripicta, pampoecila, quadrimaculata, quadriplagata, tomisa, yokoae,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Angola, Cameroon, DRcongo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Grasses, Cleistachne sorghoides,

Aroa discalis
Upperside
 

Upperside

 
Upperside (ZW)
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Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: R. Butler
Upperside (ZA)
 
Upperside (ZA)
 
Upperside (ZW)
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Photo: Oxford Museum
 

Photo: Oxford Museum

 
Photo: R. Butler
Underside (ZA)
 

Live Male (ZW)

 

Live (ZA)

Aroa discalis
 
Aroa discalis
 
Aroa discalis
Photo: T. Baron
 
Photo: B. Wursten
 
Photo: H. Roland
Live Female (ZW)
 
Live (DRC)
 
Distribution map
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Photo: B. Wursten
 
Photo: N. Voaden