Racotis zebrina

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Racotis zebrina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae
Genus: Racotis
Species: R. zebrina
Binomial name
Racotis zebrina
Warren, 1899

Racotis zebrina is a species of moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in Central, Eastern & Southern Africa, from Niger to South Africa.[1]

A known food-plant of the larvae is Popowia caffra (Annonaceae).

It can be distinguished from Racotis squalida (Butler, 1878) by its smaller size and by the male antennae. In R.squalida these are quite short and straight, while they are much longer and coarser with strong ciliations in R.zebrina.[2]


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