Most people know this species as Acanthobrahmaea europaea. Quite recently, the Acanthobrahmaea genus has been lowered to the subgenus level. Now we have to call them Brahmaea europaea. Think what you want of this. I'm going to stick with the old name, one does not change a thirty year old habit overnight. The moths are smaller then the typical Asian Brahmaeas. They have a wingspan between six and a half and eight centimeter. This species has a very limited distribution and is only found in a very small, mountainous area in southern Italy. They have one flight early in spring, from the end of February to April.
|Acanthobrahmaea europaea - Origin: Italy|