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East African Sunset Moth
Uraniidae sunset moth chrysiridia croesus
Scientific Name Chrysiridia croesus
Describer (Gerstaecker, 1871)
Kingdom Animalia
Class Unknown
Order Lepidoptera
Family Uraniidae
Distribution Southeastern Africa
Size 7-9cm
Alternative Names
Regional Names


The East African Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia croesus) is a day-flying Uraniid moth. Not much is known about the species.

DistributionEdit

The species occurs in southeastern Africa from Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

HabitatEdit

The moth occurs in open areas where it feeds from flowers and puddles.

Similar SpeciesEdit

Other Sunset Moths are similar in appearance.

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