African Moon Moth (Argema mimosae)

Moths come in an incredible variety of shapes and sizes! And while beauty is subjective; most people would agree that few of them are as breathtaking as the African Moon Moth (Argema mimosae). These bright yellow moths with elegant tails on their hindwings can be found in tropical subsaharan Africa.

Argema mimosae is a moth that’s found in tropical subsaharan Africa including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania – where the moths are seasonally found in tropical rainforest or savannah woodlands.