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Mopane moth, Gonimbrasia belina, TanzaniaAtlas moth (Attacus atlas)
Containing group: Bombycoidea


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Scientific Name Gonimbrasia belina
Location Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Comments Common in cashew plantations in Tanzania. In parts of Africa the larvae are harvested for food.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By David Bygott
Sex Female above male
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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Scientific Name Attacus atlas
Location Tucson Botanic Gardens; origin SE Asia
Comments Newly emerged specimen of the world's largest moth.
Identified By David Bygott
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage Adult
View Dorsal
Copyright © 2005
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