Cirina forda - Emperor moth

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Cirina forda
Cirina forda

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Kutsaga, Tobacco Research Station, Harare.

Species details:

Notes: Adults are rather pale creamy-brown coloured emperors with a small darker spot on each hindwing but lacking true eye-spots.
Distribution:
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AnacardiaceaeRhus (Food plant)
EbenaceaeEuclea (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAlbizia (Food plant)
Related plant species:
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa bispinosa subsp. zambesiensis (Food plant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa spinarum (Food plant)
CanellaceaeWarburgia salutaris (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBurkea africana (Food plant)
MeliaceaeEkebergia benguelensis (Food plant)
MeliaceaeEkebergia capensis (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Cirina forda .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400510, retrieved 29 March 2017

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