oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The life history of Xanthopan morganii (Wlk.) (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Since little appears to have been placed on record concerning the life-history of this fine Hawk Moth, these notes may help to fill, to some extent, the apparent gap in its study in this respect. The early stages were well known to Mr E. E. Platt of Durban, who reared the moth and took some good photographs of the larva, pupa and imago, but only after the publication of his ""List of food-plants of some South African Lepidopterous larvae"" (1921); the food plants used were Uvaria caffra E. Mey and Annona muricata L. (Annonaceae).

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