Ovenna vicaria

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Ubiquitous footman
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Ovenna
Species: O. vicaria
Binomial name
Ovenna vicaria
(Walker, 1854)
  • Lithosia vicaria Walker, 1854
  • Brunia vicaria[1]
  • Lithosia imitans Mabille, 1878
  • Eilema desiccata Kiriakoff, 1954

Ovenna vicaria, the ubiquitous footman, is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It was described by Walker in 1854. It is found in Africa, where it has been recorded from Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.[2] Records from the Oriental region refer to Brunia antica.


  1. ^ Brunia at funet.fi
  2. ^ "AfroMoths". www.afromoths.net. Retrieved 2017-07-24.