Trisha Shetty

Eochroa trimenii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Saturniidae
Genus  Eochroa Felder, 1874
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
Class  Insecta
Tribe  Bunaeini
Scientific name  Eochroa trimenii
Rank  Species
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Similar  Butterflies and moths, Pseudobunaea, Bunaeopsis, Orthogonioptelum, Athletes

Eochroa trimenii is a small (wingspan of 65 millimetres or 2.6 inches), bright pink moth with yellow borders and large eyespots on its wings. Males have disproportionately large antennae. Larvae are cream with irregular black stripes and short black spines and feed on various species of Melianthus. Adults appear in atutumn. They inhabit arid rocky areas and mountain passes in Africa where the host plant grows. It is the only species in the genus Eochroa.

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Eochroa trimenii Wikipedia


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