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Old Sunday 3rd September 2017, 19:44   #1
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Ghana moth

Any ideas on this colorful day-flying moth photographed in a wet tropical forest in Ghana?
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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 23:00   #2
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Any guesses as to the family at least?
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Old Tuesday 5th September 2017, 17:05   #3
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Tricky. The pattern is rather similar to some Agaristinae but the pectinate antennae would be wrong (they are more butterfly-like). My guess would be that it is one of the Geometridae that are in mimicry rings with other Lepidoptera. I've been able to find a match on a website but it is listed there as a 'butterfly'. I can't find a match on Afromoths or African moths.
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Thanks for the info honeym. Does anyone know if there is another forum it might be helpful to post this on?
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Thanks for the info honeym. Does anyone know if there is another forum it might be helpful to post this on?

Try this Jim,

https://www.africanmoths.com/

As Martin says, it does look like one of this group?

https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/N...AE/Agaristinae thumbsall.html

there's a huge void when it comes to African moths.


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Great. Thanks Andy.
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