Heniocha dyops

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Heniocha dyops
Marbled emperor moth heniocha dyops.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Genus: Heniocha
Species: H. dyops
Binomial name
Heniocha dyops
(Maassen, 1872)[1]
Synonyms
  • Saturnia dyops Maassen, 1872
  • Heniocha bioculata Aurivillius, 1879
  • Heniocha dryops Packard, 1914

Heniocha dyops, the Marbled Emperor, is a moth of the Saturniidae family. It is found in Angola, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania.[2]

The larvae feed on Acacia mearnsi, Acacia burkei, Acacia hereroensis, Acacia karroo, Acacia mellifera and Acacia nigrescens.[3]

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