Sunset Moth Chrysirida croesus

A migratory moth. Sunset moths are thought to migrate when the local caterpillar plants become too full of chemicals to be worth eating. The food plant is a toxic vine in the Spurge family. When attacked by caterpillars, this vine increases its production of toxins that slow the caterpillars' growth rate.

Name: African Sunset Moth

Latin: Chrysiridia croesus

Family: Uraniidae

Origin: East Africa

Food plant: Ophalocarpus - Spurge Family

Chrysiridia croesus Sunset Moth