Variable Prince from South Africa

Subject: Some kind of moth
Location: Pretoria south africa
July 3, 2016 1:19 pm
Hi this moth hatched in the tree outside in my garden.
Signature: Peter

Variable Prince
Variable Prince

Dear Peter,
We believe we have correctly identified your Giant Silkmoth as a Variable Prince,
Holocerina smilax.  According to African Moths, it has been reported from:  “DRCongo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.”  Colnect indicates a drawing of the Variable Prince appeared on a stamp from French Colonies and Territories Afars and Issas which is present-day Djibouti.

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