Philotherma rosa - Rose eggar

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Philotherma rosa
Philotherma rosa

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Species details:

Note: Caterpillar has long reddish-brown hair with a few lateral white markings.
Distribution: Cameroon to Kenya and South to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AsteraceaeSonchus (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeEriosema (Food plant)
Related plant species:
AnacardiaceaeSclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra (Food plant)
UlmaceaeTrema orientalis (Food plant)
Literature:

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: Philotherma rosa .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400830, retrieved 20 October 2017

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