Madagascar Moon Moth (Argema mittrei)


 
Living image of Madagascar Moon Moth on a branch Family: Saturniidae (giant silk moths)
 
Geographic Distribution: Madagascar.
 
Wingspan: 5-9 in.
 
Larval host plants: Mimosa spp., Schinus spp.
 
Habitats: Tropical forest.
 
Identification: Identification: Also known as the Comet Moth because of its stunning long red tails with yellow tips. Both forewings and hindwings are yellow with prominent eyespots and dark brown borders.
 
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