African Moths Gambia


 

Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)

Death's Head Hawkmoth.

SYNONYMS
Sphinx atropos, Acherontia sculda,

 

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 1
atropos,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Fasso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, DRCongo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Libya, Kenya, La Reunion, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe,


LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Brugmansia suaveolens, Solanum jacquini, Solanum Jasminoides, Solanum macrocarpon, Tabebuia pallida, Clerodendrum ugandense, Mormordica charantia, Vitex, Jasminum pubigerum, Spathodea, Duranta erecta, Lantana camara,

Acherontia atropos
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside (GM)
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Upperside (ZW)
 
Upperside (UG)
 
Underside (GM)
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Photo: R. Butler
 
Photo: T. Baron
 
Underside (UG)
 
Larva (CM)
 
Larva (GM)
Acherontia atropos
 
 
Acherontia atropos
Photo: T. Baron
 
Photo: A. Guyonnet
 
Live (UG)
 
Live (DRC)
 
Distribution map
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Photo: B. Hancock
 
Photo: N. Voaden