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Eoophyla capensis

Eoophyla capensis

Eoophyla capensis is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by George Hampson in 1906.[1] It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[2]

Eoophyla capensis
Scientific classification
E. capensis
Binomial name
Eoophyla capensis
(Hampson, 1906)
  • Argyractis capensis Hampson, 1906
  • Argyractis periopis Hampson, 1910
  • Cataclysta sambesica Strand, 1909

The wingspan is 13–21 mm. The forewing costa is brownish with a pale yellow base. There is a brownish submedian fascia, followed by whitish scaling. The basal half of the hindwings is whitish with a brownish fascia and a yellow median fascia. Adults have been recorded on wing from January to August and from October to December.[3]


  1. Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2014). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2018). "Eoophyla capensis (Hampson, 1906)". Afromoths. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  3. Agassiz, David J. L. (2012). "The Acentropinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) of Africa" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3494: 1–73. ISBN 978-1-86977-986-3.

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