De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Imbrasia wahlbergi

Wahlberg's Emperor Moth. This one came into our house.
I learnt the following from Jason Londt:
It is quite eclectic in its taste for foodplants, that are both indigenous, and exotic trees (including fruit trees.) It is named for Johan Wahlberg, a Swedish naturalist from the last century who was trampled to death by an elephant while on one of his naturalizing trips.

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