Epiphora mythimnia 15 eggs

Epiphora mythimnia 15 eggs
Epiphora mythimnia 15 eggs Epiphora mythimnia 15 eggs Epiphora mythimnia 15 eggs Epiphora mythimnia 15 eggs
Availability: Summer 2018
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Description

Epiphora mythimnia Africa 

 

A fine African species, seldom obtained. The moth has deeply hooked wings and markings not unlike those of Atlas, but the colouring is a unique combination of burgundy, white and yellow, with clear triangular and circular eye-spots. mythimnia is one of the smaller species, and very beautiful.

The larvae have many characteristics in common with those of Attacus, whiteish, with fleshy tubercles.

Reported larval foodplants are Ceanothus, Croton (colourful foliage house plant) and Alder Buckthorn Frangula alnus.