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Cool Maiden Yes, that is actually its name! A member of a group of day flying moths known as &#039;Handmaidens&#039;. They are slow flying with large narrow fore-wings and reduced hind wings. The wings have clear spots and patches.<br />
As is often the case, I was looking for something else and came across this real gem. Amata kuhlweini,Arctiidae,Cool Maiden,Geotagged,Moth Week 2018,South Africa,Spring,ctenuchinae,day moths,handmaidens,lepidoptera,moths,south africa Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cool Maiden

Yes, that is actually its name! A member of a group of day flying moths known as 'Handmaidens'. They are slow flying with large narrow fore-wings and reduced hind wings. The wings have clear spots and patches.
As is often the case, I was looking for something else and came across this real gem.

    comments (6)

  1. How cool is this! I see that you are catching up fast. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Mind. Blown! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Ferdy, might I suggest an addition to your list?
      Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
      1. Of course, thanks for reminding me! Posted 4 years ago
  3. Awesome iridescence and colors! Posted 4 years ago
  4. What a stunning Amata !
    Posted one year ago

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''Amata kuhlweini'' is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It was described by Lefèbvre in 1832. It is found in South Africa and Tanzania.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Dec 13, 2014. Captured Dec 13, 2014 10:48 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/18.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm