Subject: Moth identification
Location: Swaziland, Africa.
June 7, 2017 1:10 pm
Hello, My wife and I came across this amazing moth trapped inside a restroom in Swaziland, Africa on February 20th, 2015. Can you identify the moth for me?
Thank you so much.
Signature: Roger

Emperor Moth: Imbrasia belina

Dear Roger,
We believe thanks to images posted to iSpot, that we have correctly identified your gorgeous male Emperor Moth as
Imbrasia belina.  On African Moths, the species is identified as Gonimbrasia belina.  The edible caterpillar is known as the Mopane Worm.

Hello Daniel,
Thank you so much for this information! That is really good to know. I know that the Mopone worm is a delicacy among the local tribes people there. I really appreciate your help with identification.
Best, Roger.
Location: Swaziland, South Africa

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