On the 13th March 2021, Dan Danahar wrote of the CBC Face book page.
I think this species exists on Corfu having found what looked like 3rd instar caterpillars on the 10th May 2015 at Xanthates. The males are similar in appearance to the females but with rusty orange hindwings and brown forewings. More importantly the males are day flying and so a trip to Xanthates now may reveal adults of this species. Having said this the Italians have been recording males of this species being on the wing since the end of January.
On the 31st March 2021, Jane Barry posted a photo of a female, taken at Roda, northern Corfu. Later that day Katie Jane also sent in a photograph of a female, from Perivoli in the south of the island. Jane Barry then posted a photograph of a dead female found by the side of the road (Roda) and Sandra Jane Krokidia posted the first image of a male, from Peroulades, nr Sidari, both on the 1st April 2021.
*The information provided in the tables below is based on verified sightings of the Southern Emperor Moth submitted via this website since 1st January 2021.
First and Last Sightings
Number of Observations
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