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Gracilodes nysa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae
Gracilodes nysa
Similar  Stemorrhages sericea, Rhesala moestalis, Polydesma umbricola, Achaea catella, Gesonia obeditalis

Gracilodes nysa is a species of moth in the family Erebidae. The species is found in Africa, from Uganda and Kenya to South Africa and on the islands of the Indian Ocean, in Mauritius, RĂ©union, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comores.

Adults have a dark brown colour and a wingspan of approx. 45 mm.

One of the hostplants of its caterpillars is Vangueria madagascariensis, a Rubiaceae.

References

Gracilodes nysa Wikipedia


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