spilosoma lineata - Veined Ermine

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spilosoma lineata
spilosoma lineata
spilosoma lineata

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chirinda Forest (2x left) and Nhago Camp, Coutada 12, Sofala, Mozambique (right)

Species details:

Distribution: Known from Angola, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
NyctaginaceaeBoerhavia (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
AsteraceaeAster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis (Larval foodplant)
AsteraceaeCosmos bipinnatus (Larval foodplant)
AsteraceaeCosmos sulphureus (Larval foodplant)
AsteraceaeTagetes minuta (Larval foodplant)
AsteraceaeTagetes patula (Larval foodplant)
AsteraceaeZinnia peruviana (Larval foodplant)
ColchicaceaeGloriosa superba (Larval foodplant)
MoraceaeMorus alba var. alba (Larval foodplant)
MoraceaeMorus mesozygia (Larval foodplant)
PassifloraceaePassiflora edulis (l)
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: spilosoma lineata .
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403120, retrieved 30 May 2024

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