Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi - Variable diadem

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Hypolimnas anthedon

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Nharizengere River at Zebra Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: This species is a mimic of the Danaid butterfly Amauris niavius dominicanus.
Distribution: This subspecies is known from Ethiopia, eastern DR Congo, eastern Kenya, eastern Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
UrticaceaeLaportea peduncularis subsp. peduncularis (Larval food plant)
UrticaceaeUrera hypselodendron (Larval food plant)
UrticaceaeUrera trinervis (Larval food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 116.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 130.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Nymphalinae-Junoniini, Online Encyclopaedia p. 94.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402850, retrieved 18 May 2024

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