Colotis vesta mutans - Veined orange

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Colotis vesta
Colotis vesta
Colotis vesta

Photo(s): Bart Wursten road to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique (left); Petra Ballings, nr Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli (centre) and Bart Wursten, Chipinda Pools, Gonarhezou National Park (right).

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Mostly found in the drier, northern and western parts of Southern Africa from from Namibia and Botswana to Zimbabwe.
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Related plant species:
CapparaceaeMaerua angolensis (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. 288.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. .

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 vesta mutans.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400940, retrieved 29 March 2017

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