identification

Spot the beast 34 (ID)

Regarding the post on the moth I published yesterday (Spot the moth 34) , I am now able to name it as the Mealy hawkmoth (Platysphinx piabilis). This moth feeds on plants of the Fabaceae family such as Peawood (Craibia zimmermanni), Giant Umzimbeet (Millettia sutherlandii), Cork bush (Mundulea sericea) and Pterocarpus spp. 

My thanks go to Mr. Roy Goff that helped with the identification. Roy manages a great moth identification site: http://www.africanmoths.com/index.html that I find a great help.

Here is another picture of the moth for you to enjoy.

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Reference

http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/SPHINGIIDAE/SMERINTHIINAE/platysphinx%20piabilis.html