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Saturnid, Ranomafana, Madagascar On our exit hike of Ranomafana, we stumbled upon this giant Saturnid moth on the forest floor. It was barely alive.<br />
Possibly Maltagorea, but I&#039;m seeing more resemblance with Syntherata sp., which is largely found in Australia.<br />
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Possibly Maltagorea, but I&#039;m seeing more resemblance with Syntherata sp., which is largely found in Australia.<br />
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Saturnid, Ranomafana, Madagascar

On our exit hike of Ranomafana, we stumbled upon this giant Saturnid moth on the forest floor. It was barely alive.
Possibly Maltagorea, but I'm seeing more resemblance with Syntherata sp., which is largely found in Australia.

Saturnid - underside, Ranomafana, Madagascar On our exit hike of Ranomafana, we stumbled upon this giant Saturnid moth on the forest floor. It was barely alive.<br />
Possibly Maltagorea, but I'm seeing more resemblance with Syntherata sp., which is largely found in Australia.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85047/saturnid_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Maltagorea ornata,Ranomafana National Park,World

    comments (8)

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa! Posted 6 months ago
  2. My goodness, fair on takes your breath away, what a good looking moth. Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ruth! Posted 6 months ago
  3. Fantastic moth! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks, John! Posted 6 months ago
  4. Very beautiful! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks, Christine! Posted 6 months ago

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Maltagorea ornata is a saturnid moth that occurs in Madagascar.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 29, 2019. Captured Jul 15, 2019 11:00.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/4.5
  • 1/250s
  • ISO640
  • 105mm