Colotis ione - Bushveld purple tip

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Colotis ione
Colotis ione
Colotis ione

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique (left & centre) and Chipinda Pools, Gonarhezou National Park (right).

Species details:

Note: The photographs show the male (left) and the female (centre and right).
Distribution: Most parts of Southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
CapparaceaeMaerua (Food plant)
Related plant species:
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 289.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 326.

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: Colotis ione .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400930, retrieved 22 May 2017

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