Argema mimosae African moon moth

Africa's only moon moth. Moon moth species are spread sparsely around the world. This is the African species, simlar to its larger cousin found in Madagascar. The 'tails' of this species are often crossed like in the above photo. The caterpillars feed on the Mango family and other resinous families.

Name: African Moon Moth

Latin: Argema mimosae

Family: Atlas Moth

Origin: Africa

Food plant: Mango Family