Giant Silkmoth from Sierra Leone: Eudaemonia argus

Pink moth with long tail
Location: Sierra Leone, Africa
January 24, 2012 6:12 am
Hi guys
snapped this photo this morning and have been unable to find the identification for this moth.
The moth’s [body] was probably 4cm long while the tail was about 20cm long.
Signature: thanks, Keith

Eudaemonia argus

Dear Keith,
What an amazingly beautiful moth this is.  We believe we have correctly identified it as
Eudaemonia argus and you may verify that on the Bold Systems website.  We are copying Bill Oehlke on this response so he can confirm our identification and he may also request permission to post your photo on his amazing World’s Largest Saturniidae website.

Thanks Daniel,
Here is what I wrote to Keith.
Hi Keith,
Daniel is correct. It is Eudamonia argus.
Bill Oehlke

Hi Bill/Daniel
I would be delighted for you to publish the pics.
please do correct my grammar in the write-up though, wrote it all very quickly without proof reading and its missing the the word “body” ( the Moth’s body was 4cm).
Other than that, please find attached the higher res pics I have.
Many thanks in your help on the matter of identification.

Eudaemonia argus

Thanks for the higher resolution images Keith, and also for allowing Bill to post to his website as well.

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