- Bunaea alcinoe
name = Cabbage tree emperor moth
genus = "
species = "B. alcinoe"
binomial = "Bunaea alcinoe"
binomial_authority = (Stoll, 1780)
"Bunaea alcinoe" or Cabbage tree emperor moth is an African moth species belonging to the family
Larva Final instar about 70mm in length and about 15mm in diameter. 'Ground colour deep velvety black; each somite, from 4th to 12th, bearing eight yellow tubercular processes, two subdorsally, two laterally, and four (in two rows) on each side subspiracularly. The 2nd somite bears four black processes, two subdorsally and two laterally. The 3rd somite bears 4 black processes, as in the 2nd, and two small yellow processes on each side, in line with the subspiracular processes on the other somites. Spiracles red; those on the 4th to 11th somites being surrounded by an irregularly shaped red area. Head and legs concolorous with body' (Fawcett).
Food plants "
Cussonia" spp, " Celtis" spp, and " Ekebergia capensis".
In Greek mythology
Alcinoewas the daughter of Polybusof Corinth. Alcinoe was also the name of a naiad, daughter of Oceanusand Tethys.
*Distant, W. L. "Insecta transvaalensia" (Francis Edwards, London 1924)
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