Coeliades forestan forestan - Striped policeman

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Coeliades forestan
Coeliades forestan
Coeliades forestan
Coeliades forestan

Photo(s): Bart Wursten and Alan Gardiner (pupa), Catapu, Mozambique and Bart Wursten, Sinamatela Camp, Hwange National Park (right).

Species details:

Note: The broad white band on each hindwing is a diagnostic feature.
Distribution: Throughout Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
CombretaceaeCombretum (Food plant)
Related plant species:
ChrysobalanaceaeParinari curatellifolia (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaePhilenoptera violacea (Food plant)
SolanaceaeSolanum mauritianum (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. 309.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 358.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Coeliadinae, p. 9, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Coeliades forestan forestan.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400170, retrieved 19 August 2017

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