Cabbage Tree Emperor

Bunaea alcinoe

Cabbage Tree Emperor, Bunaea alcinoe, Kilifi, Kenya. Photo © by Helvi Rissanen

This moth was observed and photographed at Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi, Kenya, Sept. 2013. The picture was contributed by Helvi Rissanen.

Large moth sometimes at lights. Wingspan 10+ cm. Rich burgandy color. Eyespots on hindwings.

Saturniidae -- Silk Moth Family

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Kenya Natural History

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