oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Flight activity, dispersion and longevity of adults of Nudaurelia cytherea clarki Geertsema (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The first flights by males of Nudaurelia cytherea clarki are made from the ground or from the object to which they have been clinging. Contrary to this, the females commence their first flights from the ends of branches. Egg laying, which takes place during the first half of the night, may explain the flight activity of females.

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