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Crameria amabilis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Agaristinae
Higher classification  Agaristinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Noctuidae
Species  C. amabilis
Rank  Genus
Crameria amabilis
Similar  Noctuidae, Butterflies and moths, Agaristinae, Insect, Xanthospilopteryx

Crameria amabilis is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family, the only species currently placed in the genus Crameria . It was first described by Dru Drury in 1773 from the coast of Guinea.

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Description

Upperside: head brown. Antennae filiform. Thorax and abdomen yellow brown. Superior wings fine darkish red, with several yellow spots thereon of different shapes, each encircled with black; the posterior and external edges having yellow margins. Posterior wings deep yellow, inclining to orange, with a black oval spot near the middle of each. Along the external edges is a black margin, reaching from the upper to the abdominal corners; the upper edge being scolloped.

Underside: legs, sides, thorax, and abdomen pale orange. Anterior wings entirely pale orange and dusky black, without any mixture of red, &c. Posterior wings as on the upperside; the colours being less distinct. Margins of the wings entire.

Wingspan 1½ inches (38 mm).

Distribution

It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

References

Crameria amabilis Wikipedia


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