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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 10:25   #1
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Gambian moth for ID

Hi all,

A friend has sent me the attached for identification - any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Tuesday 29th March 2011, 19:58   #2
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I'm wondering ghost moth of some sort?
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I don't think it's one of the swift moths... antennae too prominent. But I know nothing about what families occur in tropical Africa. You may have to wait till one of the experts comes on line.
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More than a passing resemblance to Lasiocampidae but shooting in the dark I'm afraid.
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More than a passing resemblance to Lasiocampidae but shooting in the dark I'm afraid.
I agree with Lasiocampidae (Lappet moths, Eggars.....), but have no working knowledge of the African lasiocampid fauna, so can't even place to genus.

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