Argema mimosae
The African moon moth (Argema mimosae) is a giant silk moth of the Family Saturniidae. Similar in appearance to the giant Madagascan moon moth (Argema mittrei), but smaller, this moth can be found widely in Eastern Africa and more locally in Southern Africa, including near the east coast of South Africa. An adult can measure 10 to 12 centimetres (3.9 to 4.7 in) across its wingspan and 12 to 14 centimetres (4.7 to 5.5 in) from head to the tip of its elongated 'tail-like' second pair of wings. Its forward wings have a distinctive grey-coloured 'furry' leading edge, giving a very rough surface, presumably for aerodynamic reasons. Apart from the eye-like markings on its wings, the colouring and shape of the wings give the appearance of a piece of foliage, especially the 'tail-like' structures of the rearmost wings which resemble a dried out leaf stem - presumably for camouflage in its natural environment.

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Argema mimosae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The African moon moth (Argema mimosae) is a giant silk moth of the Family Saturniidae. Similar in appearance to the giant Madagascan moon moth (Argema  ...
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AFRICAN MOON MOTH | Argema Mimosae (Ova /…
Currently unavailable. The african moon moth is a dramatic and impressive species that until quite recently has been quite difficult to obtain.
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African Moon Moth (Argema mimosae) - Reiman Gardens
African Moon Moth. Argema mimosae. [M STATE UNIVERSITY. Order: Lepidoptera. Family: Saturniidae. Etymology: The origin of Argema is currently unknown.
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Argema mimosae - The Panda's Thumb
Feb 27, 2012 ... Argema mimosae – African moon moth, Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster, Colorado . The eyespots are interesting, but the antennas are more so.
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African Moon Moth | Chicago Botanic Garden
African Moon Moth. (Argema mimosae). PHOTO: African moon moth. Native to: Southern Africa. Plant Association: The larvae feed heavily on Rhus laurina, ...
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African Moon Moth Argema mimosae 6 Cocoons
African Moon Moth Argema mimosae. We have completed our orders for this season and are now taking bookings for the next batch in the spring. The moth is a ...
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Sep 6, 2009 ... Argema mimosae adult female taken by Shawn Hanrahan at the Texas A&M University Insect Collection in College Station, Texas.
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Argema mimosae
Argema mimosae. Africa. by Kirby Wolfe. Images, displayed at low resolution, are copyright protected by Kirby Wolfe. Contact Kirby for higher resolution images ...
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Green Butterflies ID Guide | Butterfly…
Note: This guide only includes butterflies found in the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. It is not intended to cover all species worldwide.
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Comet moth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Retrieved 24 June 2010. ^ a b c d Rollison, Emily; Thackston, James (2003). "Argema mittrei". Clemson University Arthropod collextion. Clemson University.
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African Moon Moth. Argema mimosae. [M STATE UNIVERSITY. Order: Lepidoptera. Family: Saturniidae. Etymology: The origin of Argema is currently unknown.
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Oct 31, 2013 ... Argema mimosae ... Kenyatta University, Kenya. Pagination: 151 p. Holding Library: Kenyatta University Moi Library SF 559.5.K5.
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Sep 6, 2009 ... Argema mimosae adult female taken by Shawn Hanrahan at the Texas A&M University Insect Collection in College Station, Texas.
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Sep 6, 2009 ... Argema mimosae adult male taken by Shawn Hanrahan at the Texas A&M University Insect Collection in College Station, Texas.
MOTH WING SCALES (Argema mittrei) - animals, animals, animals
MOTH WING SCALES (Argema mittrei) © Kevin MacKenzie, University of Aberdeen ... of the scales on the wing of a Madagascan moon moth, (Argema mittrei).
Relative abundance of the wild silkmoth, argema mimosae ...
Kenyatta University Library ... Relative abundance of the wild silkmoth, Argema mimosae boisduval on diferent host plants and host selection behaviour of ...
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IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of ...
IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of ...
Jane P. Gates, 1994
Cover title. "November 1992", P. iii. Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-17) . Language: English Descriptors: Pests; Vegetables 13 NAL Call No: 80 AC82 The African lunar moth, Argema mimosae (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), a potential  ...
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0250 - Darrell Gulin - 3 Inch Snowflake Porcelain Ornament
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0250 - Darrell Gulin - 3 Inch Snowflake Porcelain Ornament
John Cody, 1996
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0250 - Darrell Gulin Ornament is a perfect addition to your tree or as a window decoration. This glossy porcelain ornament is a great gift for family and friends, commemorating each holiday or special occasion. Image printed on both sides; measures 3 inches. A strand of gold thread makes it easy to d...
Field Guide to Insects of South Africa
Field Guide to Insects of South Africa
Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths, Alan Weaving, 2004
... in bright scales that form whitish yellow patches. Biology: Larvae feed on Acacia mollissima, A karroo, willow and apple. Habitat: Wide range of vegetation types. Related species: The genus has 15 related species. 4 Argema mimosae ...
Wings of Paradise: The Great Saturniid Moths
Wings of Paradise: The Great Saturniid Moths
John Cody, 1996
A remarkable look at moths.AudubonBreathtaking.Gene Shalit, The Today ShowAnyone interested in nature, and its beauty, will welcome reading and looking at this splendid book. Most highly recommended.Wildlife ActivistCody has lovingly detailed every scale of their wings, and every hair of their furry, mammal-like bodies.Washington PostCody's cr...
The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
Fred Cooke, 2004
... the segments move against each other to create a buzz Attracting and repelling Like most moths, the African moon moth (Argema mimosae) releases pheromones as signals to other moths In general, female moths release pheromones to ...
Forest Entomology in East Africa: Forest Insects of Tanzania
Forest Entomology in East Africa: Forest Insects of Tanzania
Hans G. Schabel, 2006
East African forests, among the world’s most biologically rich and diverse, are subject to multiple pressures, including insects. As the first work to focus exclusively on East African forest insects, this monograph distils 135 years of scientific and historical literature extending from before the colonial era to the present into an authoritative ...
Forest Entomology in East Africa: Forest Insects of Tanzania
Forest Entomology in East Africa: Forest Insects of Tanzania
Hans G. Schabel, 2006
While the family is often referred to Argema mimosae (Bsd.) (Figure 9-4) and the frogfoot Antistathmoptera daltonae Tams, both with long trailing hind wings. The biggest race of the latter occurs in closed forest near Tanga. Also beautiful are ...
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0252 - Darrell Gulin - 3 Inch Snowflake Porcelain Ornament
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0252 - Darrell Gulin - 3 Inch Snowflake Porcelain Ornament
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0252 - Darrell Gulin Ornament is a perfect addition to your tree or as a window decoration. This glossy porcelain ornament is a great gift for family and friends, commemorating each holiday or special occasion. Image printed on both sides; measures 3 inches. A strand of gold thread makes it easy to d...
The emperor moths of Namibia
The emperor moths of Namibia
Rolf Oberprieler, Namibia Scientific Society, Lepidopterists' Society of Southern Africa, 1995
Thus, the full scientific name of the African Moon Moth is Argema mimosae ( Boisduval, 1847), which denotes that this moth species was originally described by Boisduval in 1847 under the specific name mimosae. The parentheses around the ...
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0251 - Darrell Gulin - 3 Inch Snowflake Porcelain Ornament
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0251 - Darrell Gulin - 3 Inch Snowflake Porcelain Ornament
Silk moth insect, Sammamish Washington - US48 DGU0251 - Darrell Gulin Ornament is a perfect addition to your tree or as a window decoration. This glossy porcelain ornament is a great gift for family and friends, commemorating each holiday or special occasion. Image printed on both sides; measures 3 inches. A strand of gold thread makes it easy to d...
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Argema mimosae
Argema mimosae - The Panda's Thumb
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Insects Galore!: African Moon Moth Argema mimosae
*Sigh* Another gorgeous moth for all to see ( at least in photos ). I certainly wish I could see one in person along with the Luna moth ( Actias luna ).
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Morphos and Moths | Sandra Blair Art Blog
I had a fun time photographing these Morpho Butterflies and African Moon Moth at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale AZ and the Atlas Moth at the Tucson Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Magic. Morphos are Neotropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America. The Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) is a metallic, shimmering…
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Pacific Science Center Life Sciences: New Moth in Town
If you like pretty, you will love Argema mimosae, the African Luna, or Moon Moth. Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House recently received a shipment of them and the first have started emerging.
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Fichas de Animales: Argema mimosae
-Nombre cientifico:Argema mimosae-Mide:De 10 a 14 cm-Vive:Costas de africa del sur-Comida: hojas de plantas y arboles(orugas)Argema mimosae es una especie de lepidóptero ditrisio de la familia SaturniidaeEs de apariencia similar a Argema mittrei, de Madagascar, pero más pequeña. En su forma adulta, pueden medir de 10 a 12 centímetros de envergadura y de 12 a 14 centímetros desde la cabeza hasta el extremo de las colas de sus alas posteriores.
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Critter Close Up: The Miller Moth | Butterfly Pavilion's Bug Bytes
Author: Teisha RowlandYou may have seen them flying around your home on some warm summer nights. Or perhaps some even snuck inside of your home, being attracted to the lights! Either way, you’ve already encountered Colorado’s Miller Moth, but what do you know about these commonplace critters?Have I seen one? On summer nights you’ve probably…
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Powell Gardens' Blog: Exotic Moth Emerges
Our first exotic moth: an African Moon Moth has emerged for display at the Festival of Butterflies which opens at 9a. m.
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Мадагаскарская комета (Argema mittrei) - крупнейшая бабочка планеты - Туристический портал - Мир красив!
Мадагаскарская комета или Сатурния мадагаскарская (Argema mittrei) - Эту представительницу семейства павлиноглазок в природе можно увидеть только на африканском острове, именем которого она и названа. Ещё встречается название - Лунная моль (англ. Moon moth). Самую длинную бабочку на свете ещё называют бабочкой-кометой: из-за 14-16 сантиметрового раздвоенного «хвоста». Как и её близких родственников из семейства павлиноглазок, сатурнию мадагаскарскую отличает маленькая втянутая голова (с двоякогребенчатыми усиками у самца), яркая окраска и толстое туловище, покрытое пушистыми волосками. На каждом крыле величиной с ладонь - крупные глазчатые пятна. Павлиноглазки - одни из самых крупных бабочек мира. Размах крыльев 160-200 мм. Эти насекомые не питаются: живут за счет питательных веществ накопленных в стадии гусеницы. Уникальная бабочка живет всего 2-3 дня. Окраска крыльев ярко-жёлтая. На каждом крыле по одному крупному «глазку» коричневого цвета, с чёрной точкой в центре. Вершины крыльев с буро-чёрным пятном. По латеральному краю нижнего крыла проходит узкая серо-чёрная кайма. По крыльям проходит красновато-коричневый волнистый узор. Нижние крылья с хвостиками длиной до 13 см у самцов. Усики самца крупные, перистые. У самки передние крылья шире и более округлые. Хвостики на задних крыльях короче, до 8 см длиной, и примерно в 2 раза шире, чем у самцов. Брюшко самки крупное, бочкообразное. Гусеницы питаются листьями евгении. Окукливаются в белоснежных пористых коконах. На Мадагаскаре успешно разводят этих великолепных бабочек на особых фермах.
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Moon Moth Meal | Never A Gull Moment
The bird hide at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park is a terrific spot that rarely fails to reward a patient birder with something of interest. In summer, the place could easily be called 'Kingfisher Paradise' because it is not unusual to see six species - Pied, Giant, Malachite, African Pygmy, Woodland and Brown-hooded…
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The Artfully Disguised Moon Moth | My Chicago Botanic Garden
The African moon moth (Argema mimosae) emerges in the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit. Come check it out!
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