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Atlas Moth
Location: Arusha Tanzania. November
March 26, 2012 4:20 am
Beautiful big moth,tattered, but very happy to sit on my hand-never seen the larvae but believe they are beautiful too.
Signature: Teena

Giant Silkmoth

Hi Teena,
This Giant Silkmoth is in the same family, Saturniidae, as the Atlas Moth, but it is a different species.  It somewhat resembles Epiphora bauhinia which we found on http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/kwebauhinia.htm, but we believe you have a different species.  We will contact Bill Oehlke to see what he can provide in the way of information.

Bill Oehlke provides an identification
Epiphora mythimnia male.
Do you have date and or location in Tanzania?

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2 Responses to Giant Silkmoth from Tanzania

  1. ryan says:

    I would say Epiphora mythimnia.

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