Utetheisa pulchella


  • Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat), October 2006
  • Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat), October 2007

    This moth species was abundant in Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat) one year after the rains of 2005. The species was observed both in a larval stage, feeding on green Crotalaria thebaica shrubs, and in adult form. One year later, still numerous adult individuals were observed in the same location on still thriving Crotalaria thebaica vegetation. It was not observed at any other time or location.

    Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat), larvae feeding on Crotalaria thebaica,
    20th October, 2006 (approx. 9am)

    Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat), adults,
    20th October, 2006 (approx. 4pm)

    Wadi Handal (Jebel Uweinat),
    23rd October, 2007 (approx. 6pm)