Striphnopteryx edulis - Edible monkey

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Striphnopteryx edulis
Striphnopteryx edulis

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

Species details:

Note: Though both scientific and English names claim the species should be edible, this is definitely not recommended
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa as far as Eastern Cape
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
BoraginaceaeCordia (Food plant)
Related plant species:
BignoniaceaeTecomaria capensis subsp. capensis (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: Striphnopteryx edulis .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401240, retrieved 29 March 2017

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