Platysphinx piabilis (Measly hawkmoth)

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 Platysphinx Piabilis Male                                    

Platysphinx piabilis male [photo J. Joannou ]             

Distribution

KwaZulu-Natal and 'Transvaal' (South Africa), Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi to Tanzania, Kenya (Pinhey 1975).

Larval host-plants

Recorded in Kroon (1999) (unless otherwise indicated).

Craibia zimmermannii

Family: Fabaceae

 

Millettia sutherlandii

Family: Fabaceae

 

Mundulea sericea

Family: Fabaceae

 

Pterocarpus angolensis

Family: Fabaceae

 

Pterocarpus rotundifolius

Family: Fabaceae

 

Xeroderris  stuhlmannii

(= Ostryoderris stuhlmannii)

Family: Fabaceae

Recorded in Pinhey (1975).

 

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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