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:

Note:
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)
AsteraceaeTagetes minuta (Larval foodplant)
AsteraceaeTagetes patula (Larval foodplant)
AsteraceaeZinnia peruviana (Larval foodplant)
ColchicaceaeGloriosa superba (Larval foodplant)
MoraceaeMorus mesozygia (Larval foodplant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: spilosoma lineata .
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403120, retrieved 18 November 2019

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