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Alpenus investigatorum (Karsch, 1898)

Самец  Alpenus investigatorum


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Arctiinae genus Alpenus → species Alpenus investigatorum

Species name(s)

Alpenus investigatorum (Karsch, 1898) = Spilosoma investigatorum Karsch, 1898 = Spilosoma cribraria Bartel, 1903 = Spilosoma mhondana Bartel, 1903.

Имаго  Alpenus investigatorum

Detailed information with references


  • Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Ghana [25]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Larva food plants

  • Bigonia, Carica papaya, Commelina, Aster, Bidens pilosa, Cosmos, Dahlia, Galinsoga parviflora, Zinnia, Ipomoea batates, Brassica oleracea, Ricinus, Zea mays, Gossypium, Morus, Boerhavia, Arachis hypogaea, Russelia juncea, Nicotiana tabacum [25]. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


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