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|This faded and battered specimen was in our hall yesterday morning.|
According to Wikipedia "The Crotalaria pod borer (Argina astrea) is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in eastern Africa, southern Asia and Indo-Australia, including the Pacific Islands and Australia. The species prefers secondary habitats ranging from the lowlands to the montane region.
The wingspan is about 40 mm. The species is extremely variable in wingpattern as well as ground colour.
The larvae feed on Crotalaria species.
Argina astrea, (Drury, 1773)
Crotalaria pod borer.
Angola, DRCongo, Ghana, Kenya, La Reunion, Madagascar, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania
Crotalaria, Beaumontia, Ficus petersii, Ficus thonningii, Eugenia cordata, Ochna serrulata, Ochna atropurpurea, Melilotus indica, Mimusops obovata.
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