Exhyalanthrax flammiger (Walker, 1849)

Face rather conical.
Thorax with yellow-whitish hair streak along the entire lateral edge. The scales on the upper side of the thorax are yellow/light brown on three fairly noticeable longitudinal stripes, otherwise pretty black.
Scaling on body above mainly buff-coloured, yellowish, ochreous yellowish to deep orange or ochreous brownish, but silvery whitish across hind margin of scutellum; scales across hind margins of tergites 2, 3 and narrowly across bases of 4 and 5 in female black, these bands in male broader; black scales on sides of 2 tuft-like and longish and some dark ones also across hind margin of 7 in female; bands of white scaling conspicuous and complete across bases (female) and nearly basal halves (male) of tergites 3 and 6, but sometimes only evident laterally as on sides basally of 2 and 4, usually covering entire 7.
Wings hyaline with pale yellowish base, with or without spot-like infuscations on cross veins in basal half of wings.

Description by Loew (Anthrax leuciprocta):
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/35325#page/240/mode/1up

Description by Hesse (Thyridanthrax leucoproctus):
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40844208#page/582/mode/1up

Distribution: Botswana, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, "Transvaal", Western Cape), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Posted on January 09, 2024 02:49 PM by traianbertau traianbertau

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