Gnophodes betsimena diversa - Yellow-banded evening brown

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Gnophodes betsimena

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Moribane Forest, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note: Much less common than the similar Melanitis leda helena (Twilight brown).
Distribution: In our region race diversa is known from Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Eastern Zimbabwe and South Africa as far as Durban. Race parmeno is known from northern Zambia and further North into Central and West Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
PoaceaeSetaria (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
PoaceaeEhrharta erecta (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeRottboellia cochinchinensis (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeSetaria megaphylla (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeSorghum arundinaceum (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 50.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 40.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae, Tribe Melanitini, p. 9, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Gnophodes betsimena diversa., retrieved 8 December 2023

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