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Moth: Jumping Bean

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:47 am

Does anyone have any information about the Knotthorn moth which lays eggs in the Tamboti seeds?
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Re: Knotthorn moth

Unread postby Pjw » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:36 pm

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Re: Knotthorn moth

Unread postby ecojunkie » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:41 pm

I googled too - and that was why I turned to the forum! Hoping someone might have books or just know more about it.....
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Re: Knotthorn moth

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:17 pm

It is actually not the Knotthorn moth but the jumping bean moth, more accurately known as Emporia melanobasis (jumping bean moth).

Sources:

Field guide to the insects of the Kruger National Park, Leo Braack, Struik, 2000, p. 126
Insectlopedia of Southern Africa, Erik Holm, Lapa publishers, 2008, p. 106
http://www.up.ac.za/academic/botany/gar ... es/65.html"
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics ... s_africana"

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Re: Knotthorn moth

Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:34 pm

:thumbs_up: - It was researching in her office that turned up Knotthorn moth initially!!!! We thought it might be another common name of the 'small grey moth'????? The species was the same although the full scientific name was not given. It is turning into a really interesting exercise!
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Re: Knotthorn moth

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:36 pm

That's half of the fun ... isn't it? :D
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