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Brown triangular moth, Andasibe, Madagascar Litter moth (Herminiinae). Achaea finita,Africa,Andasibe,Finite achaea,Geotagged,LepiLED,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Winter,World Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Litter moth (Herminiinae)? Posted 6 months ago
    1. Agreed, possibly Lysimelia sp.? Posted 6 months ago
      1. Looks good to me! Posted 6 months ago
    2. FB update: Achea finita Posted 6 months ago
      1. Lol, especially when considering our above dialogue. Posted 6 months ago
        1. Yeah, we were so close! Posted 6 months ago
          1. Totally. Posted 6 months ago
  2. The same?
    Lysimelia sp., Ranomafana, Madagascar Large moth with simple brown coloring yet beautifully textured. Similar:<br />
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30753664 Achaea finita,Africa,Finite achaea,Geotagged,LepiLED,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Winter,World
    Posted 6 months ago
    1. Yes, same species I think. Posted 6 months ago

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''Achaea finita'', the finite achaea, is a moth in the family Erebidae. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, RĂ©union, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on ''Arachis hypogaea'', ''Citrus'' species, ''Hibiscus sabdariffa'', ''Phaseolus'' species, ''Pisum sativum'', ''Ricinus communis'' and ''Solanum tuberosum''.

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

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Uploaded Nov 8, 2019. Captured Jul 18, 2019 22:25 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm