African Moths Gambia


     

Morasa modesta Walker 1855

Modest Gypsy.

SYNONYMS
Lymantria modesta, Sarothropyga modesta, Sarothropyga rhodopepia,

 

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 1
modesta,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Angola, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Rhus laevigata, Rhus pyroides, Rhus villosa, Sclerocarya birrea, Sclerocarya caffra, Maerua hoehnelii,

 

Morasa modesta
Upperside male (ZW)
 
Upperside (ZA)
 
Upperside female (ZW)
Morasa modesta   Morasa modesta   Morasa modesta
Photo: R. Butler
 
Photo: T. Baron
 
Photo: R. Butler
Upperside (ZA)
 
Upperside
 
Upperside (ZA)
Morasa modesta   Morasa modesta   Morasa modesta
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
Live (DRC)
 
Live (ZA)
 
Live (ZA)
Morasa modesta   Morasa modesta   Morasa modesta
Photo: N. Voaden
 
Photo: A. Liebenberg
 
Photo: L. Smith
Live + Pupa (ZA)
 
 
Distribution Map
Morasa modesta     Map
Photo: L. Smith