Abantis arctomarginata - Tricoloured paradise skipper.

Species details:

Note: Southern populations formerly included under this name are known as a separate species called Abantis bamptoni.
Distribution: Known from Tanzania and Malawi.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
PhyllanthaceaeUapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 316. Including Abantis bamptonib
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae, p. 124, 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: Abantis arctomarginata .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403300, retrieved 27 May 2017

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