Ampittia capenas capenas - Riverine ranger

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Ampittia capenas
Ampittia capenas

Photo(s): Left: Alan Gardiner, Catapu, Mozambique; right: Bart Wursten: Vunduzi River near Bunga Inselberg, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: Flies from August-October and from February-April. The foodplants of its caterpillars are still unknown.
Distribution: Along streambanks and rivers in eastern Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 324.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Hesperiinae, Online Encyclopaedia.

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: Ampittia capenas capenas.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401820, retrieved 19 November 2017

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