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Argina astrea


Argina astrea
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Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, Tokina AF 100mm F/2.8 AT-X PRO D Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-01 0:22
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This faded and battered specimen was in our hall yesterday morning.

According to Wikipedia "The Crotalaria pod borer (Argina astrea) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in eastern Africa, southern Asia and Indo-Australia, including the Pacific Islands and Australia. The species prefers secondary habitats ranging from the lowlands to the montane region.
The wingspan is about 40 mm. The species is extremely variable in wingpattern as well as ground colour.
The larvae feed on Crotalaria species.


http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/EREBIDAE/ARCTIINAE/arctiinae/argina%20astrea.html

Argina astrea, (Drury, 1773)
Crotalaria pod borer.
DISTRIBUTION
Angola, DRCongo, Ghana, Kenya, La Reunion, Madagascar, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania
LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Crotalaria, Beaumontia, Ficus petersii, Ficus thonningii, Eugenia cordata, Ochna serrulata, Ochna atropurpurea, Melilotus indica, Mimusops obovata.

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Very well done Geoffrey.

Thanks for sharing.

gr.Yves

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