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Moth: Millar's Tiger

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wedwo
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Moth: Millar's Tiger

Unread post by wedwo » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:34 pm

Date seen: 22 March
Province: Eastern Cape
Nearest town: East London
Locality: Suburban garden in Cambridge
Interesting observation notes, etc: It was found on/near our cycad and first thought it would be a Callioratis based on the pic here:
http://www.lepsoc.org.za/Endangered-Lep ... -moth.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
...and our limited knowledge

I have my doubts since that one has such limited distribution and is very rare...
I imagine it has laid many eggs on the plant and we have decided to watch closely for lavae which we will photograph.

Does anyone have a clue as to what it is?

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Re: Please help ID (even if it's just an opinion) :)

Unread post by wedwo » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:22 pm

Honours to the ID goes to Martin Kruger and Justin Bode and at the Lepidopterists society forum - thanks guys!

It's definitely a Callioratis but possibly an abraxes female (it's #17 on this pic):
http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/felder/novara_tafeln/screen/IMG_3744.jpg

Or it's #18 C. Boisduvalii (IMHO)

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Re: Please help ID (even if it's just an opinion) :)

Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:58 pm

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Re: Please help ID (even if it's just an opinion) :)

Unread post by wedwo » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:34 am

Its a confirmed abraxes and it turns out #18 is merely a female of #17 on that pic so Boisduvalii is a junior synonym.


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