Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi - Variable diadem

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Hypolimnas anthedon

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Nharizengere River at Zebra Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: This species is a mimic of the Danaid butterfly Amauris niavius dominicanus.
Distribution: This subspecies is known from Ethiopia, eastern DR Congo, eastern Kenya, eastern Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
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Related plant species:
UrticaceaeUrera hypselodendron (Larval food plant)
UrticaceaeUrera trinervis (Larval 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. 116.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 130.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Nymphalinae-Junoniini, Online Encyclopaedia p. 94.

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: Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402850, retrieved 25 July 2017

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