Acrojana is a small genus from Africa. The six species are among the larger members of the Monkey Moth family, with some species having a wingspan up to twelve centimeter. These fairly colorful species are also quite variabel with several color forms within the same brood.

If you manage to obtain fresh eggs, do not hesitate. The hairy caterpillars grow large and are fairly easy to rear, even in the middle of our winter. Even though the natural hosts are still unknown for most members of this genus, at least two accept Ligustrum ovalifolium as an alternative food plant (sciron and scutaea).



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