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Crameria amabilis

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Subfamilia: Agaristinae
Genera: Crameria
Species: Crameria amabilis

Crameria is a monotypic moth genus in the family Noctuidae erected by Jacob Hübner in 1819. Its only species, Crameria amabilis, was first described by Dru Drury in 1773.[1][2][3]

Upperside: head brown. Antennae filiform. Thorax and abdomen yellow brown. Superior wings fine darkish red, with several yellow spots thereon of different shapes, each encircled with black; the posterior and external edges having yellow margins. Posterior wings deep yellow, inclining to orange, with a black oval spot near the middle of each. Along the external edges is a black margin, reaching from the upper to the abdominal corners; the upper edge being scalloped.

Underside: legs, sides, thorax, and abdomen pale orange. Anterior wings entirely pale orange and dusky black, without any mixture of red, etc. Posterior wings as on the upperside; the colours being less distinct. Margins of the wings entire.

Wingspan 1+1⁄2 inches (38 mm).[4]

It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, the Gambia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[5]

Savela, Markku, ed. (September 22, 2019). "Crameria Hübner, [1819]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Crameria amabilis". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul (November 5, 2004). "Crameria Hübner, 1819". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
Drury, Dru (1837). Westwood, John (ed.). Illustrations of Exotic Entomology. Vol. 2. p. 26-27. pl. XIII.
De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2019). "Crameria amabilis (Drury, 1773)". Afromoths. Retrieved November 20, 2020.

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