Things used to be so much easier. When we talked about Epiphora mythimnia we referred to one species flying from South Africa, throughout east Africa, north to southern Kenya. Like so many other Saturnids, mythimnia has been divided into a number of different species. It's possible that true mythimnia only occurs in the south. Northwards the species is probably replaced by other relatives (acuta, eugeniae, leae and vicina). I'm going to leave the moth in the picture below as mythimnia, even though there is a small chance that this is Epiphora vicina, a species that flies in Tanzania and possibly southern Kenya. The wingspan is somewhere between ten and twelve centimeter. They have only one flight per year.
|Epiphora mythimnia male - Origin: Kenya|