Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Ceryx
Family: Erebidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
anthraciformis
NOTES

A smallish moth of the subfamily Arctiinae which has a wingspan of about 24 mm. It flies during the day. It probably stores plant toxins to use as chemical defense.


AUTHORITY
(Wallengren, 1860)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The wings are black with clear spots. The body is brown with 3 rows of yellow patches along the abdomen
Colour: Black
Common Name
Yellow sleeved maiden
Handmaiden
Habitat
NOTES: Found resting in the shade in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Naclia anthraciformis
Naclia fuscicornis
Naclia pygmula



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