Coelonia mauritii (Fulvous Hawkmoth)

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Coelonia Mauritii Male

Coelonia mauritii male [photo J. Joannou ]

Distribution

Throughout Africa south of the Sahara as well as on Mauritius and Madagascar (Pinhey 1975).

Larval host-plants 

(recorded in Kroon, 1999, unless otherwise indicated)

Larvae have been recorded feeding on the following plants:

Dahlia sp.

Tecoma capensis (Cape Honeysuckle)

 

Cordia caffra

Convolvulus sp.

Pycnostachys urticifolia

Salvia sp.

Lycopersicon esculentum (Tomato)

Nicotiana  tabacum (Tobacco)

Recorded in Pinhey (1975).

Solanum hermannii

Clerodendrum glabrum

Duranta erecta

Lantana camara

 

Publications

  • Kroon, D.M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa - Host-plants and other Associations. A Catalogue. Published by the author and Lepidopterists' Society of Africa, P.O. Box 477, Jukskei Park 2153, South Africa. 

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. 1975. Moths of Southern Africa. Tafelberg, Cape Town.

 

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