species: ephippiata Gerstaecker 1867
remark: big sized Pachnoda, many transitional and natural hybrid forms are known
wild habitat: common species of eastern and central equatorial african bush
origin: Kenya, leg. Norbert Lang
origin2: Kenya, Mt. Kenya, Nanyuki, 1900 m., 12/2009
origin3: Uganda, near Rukungiri, 5/2009
wild imago size: 17-28 mm
breeding difficulty: medium difficulty, the only trouble is oviposition, sometimes unachieved

       
Pachnoda ephippiata (Uganda)

   
Pachnoda ephippiata (Kenya)

       
Pachnoda ephippiata + wild habitat (Kenya, photo: Norbert Lang)

species: aemula Bourgoin, 1919
remark: often cohabit with P.ephippiata; many transitional and natural hybrid forms are known
wild habitat: common species of east african savannah woodland
origin: Uganda, Mt. Elgon, near Kapchorwa, XI/2006
wild imago size: 17-20 mm
breeding difficulty: very easy

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