Antheua simplex - Burnished frill

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Antheua simplex
Antheua simplex
Antheua simplex
Antheua simplex

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge

Species details:

Note: 2 colour forms occur. The photos show the male of f. spurcata with the orange-red head and thorax, black abdomen and a single long streak on the forewing. In the photos right the specimen poses in the typical threat display showing warning colours.
Distribution: From Equatorial Africa to South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeDesmodium (Food plant)
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeMucuna pruriens var. pruriens (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Antheua simplex .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401060, retrieved 28 March 2017

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