Insects - Moths
Brown Vapourer (IBracharoa dregei) Larvae feed on Osteospermum in the coastal scrub.
Pine Emperor (Imbrasia cytherea) Found on Muizenberg beach early in the morning.
Belted Burnet (Callosymploca) wingspan 25mm, a day flying moth.
Karoo Moth (Loxostege frustalis) wingspan 20mm.
Clay Monkey (Phyllalia patens) medium size 30mm wingspan. Larvae feed on grass.
Black and White lines (Grammodes exclusiva) medium wingspan of 30mm. Larvae feed on citrus.
Specious Tiger Moth (Aganais
speciosa) The larvae feed on ficus trees and poison bush
Lily Leaf Miner (Brithys pancratii) A larvae eating a lily leaf. They occur in large numbers on the plants.
Fulvous Hawk Moth (Coelonia mauritii) Large wingspan 110mm, proboscis very long. Larvae feed on lantana, tecomaria, salvia, bigonia convulvulus.
Fulvous Hawk Moth (Coelonia mauritii) Larvae chomping the leaf.
Fulvous Hawk Moth (Coelonia mauritii) What a magnificent creature!
Barred Carpet (Xanthorhoe poseata) Wingspan 22mm, larvae feed on letuce.
Head Hawk Moth larvae (Omphacodes) Adult moth about 60mm
Head Hawk Moth larvae (Omphacodes) Body length +/- 140mm long
Head Hawk Moth larvae (Omphacodes) Take 1.
Head Hawk Moth larvae (Omphacodes) Take 2.
Head Hawk Moth larvae (Omphacodes) Take 3.
anyone know what this larvae turns into?
Emerald (Omphacodes) Wingspan 20mm found at Lakeside.
Heady Maiden (Syntomis cerbera) with 4 red bands on its body.
Bauers Frother (Amerila bauri) 60mm wingspan, tan with clear windows in the wings. Black dots on thorax. Produce a foam ball if handled roughly.
African Hummingbird Moth (Macroglossum trochilus) wingspan 40mm, feed during the day.
These beautiful pearl-like eggs were laid on
Duster (Pingasa abyssinaria) 45mm wingspan. This is a characteristic resting position.
Tri coloured Tiger Moth
with a 60mm
wingspan. They have bright red orange
Tri coloured Tiger Moth (Rhodogastria amasis) mating pair.
Sad Goat Moth (Cossus tristis) This one got wet and was vibrating to get the water off. Its larvae bore into tree trunks.
Cream striped Owl (Cyligramma latona) Large 75mm wingspan with beautiful eye markings on the top side.
Does anyone know what this catipillar changes into? Contact Gavin Lawson.
Silver striped Hawk Moth (Hippotion celerio) See below. new 18/11/2012.
Silver striped Hawk Moth (Hippotion celerio) The larvae feed on arum lilies, impatients and accacias. The 2 dots to the left of the tail are eggs just laid on an arum lily leaf.
Look what hatched out of the eggs and grew into this very large catapillar, after demolishing a stand of arum lilies.
A Cape Lappet moth caterpillar
This is an example of the caterpillar with host flies eggs
They are commonly found on Bitou bushes (Chrysanthemoides monilifera) in the winter and spring.
A Cape Lappet moth coccoon spun into Buffalo
grass leaves. The Port Jackson tree leaves are
The moth emerging from the cocoon on 04/12/2004.
Moth emerged quicker than the camera
It has large antenae.
The wings expanded in 1/2
The wings are longer than the body after an hour