species: abyssinica Blanchard 1842
remark: big sized attractive Pachnoda
wild habitat: Acacia woodland species, often cohabits with P.stehelini
origin: Ethiopia, near Bedele, IV/2002 + V/2003
wild imago size: 22-26 mm
breeding difficulty: very easy for larval and cocoon stage, very hard to make captive bred adults oviposit

       

       
Pachnoda abyssinica (Ethiopia) + uncommon colour abberation

species: massajae Gestro 1881
remark: together with sp.abyssinica and sp.werneri create complex of very related and morphologically similiar species
wild habitat: Acacia woodland species
origin: Ethiopia, near Asbe Teferi, V/2008, ex larvae
wild imago size: 24-28 mm
breeding difficulty: very easy for larval and cocoon stage, but according to my only attempt impossible to make imago oviposit

   


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