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Moth: Speckled Emperor

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Moth: Speckled Emperor

Unread post by Goggapot » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:05 am

Please help with this moth, the pic was taken one night on the west rand
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Re: Butterfly / moth ID needed

Unread post by BushSnake » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:31 pm

It's a Speckled Emperor moth (Gynanisa maja). They are fairly common in South Africa but its always great to see them.. especially when they flash their stunning red eye spots!
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