Cirina forda - Emperor moth

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Cirina forda
Cirina forda

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

Species details:

Note: Adults are rather pale creamy-brown coloured emperors with a small darker spot on each hindwing but lacking true eye-spots.
Distribution:
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
AnacardiaceaeRhus (Food plant)
EbenaceaeEuclea (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAlbizia (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa spinarum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBurkea africana (Food plant)
MeliaceaeEkebergia capensis (Food plant)
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 Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Cirina forda .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400510, retrieved 18 September 2019

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