Euryphura achlys - Mottled-green nymph

Images: Click on each image to see a larger version

Euryphura achlys
Euryphura achlys
Euryphura achlys

Photo(s): Bart Wursten (2x left) and Alan Gardiner (right): Catapu, Mozambique

Species details:

Note: Photo left shows a newly emerged female; photo centre the male, which lacks the white markings in the forewings.
Distribution: Mostly found in forested areas in Mozambique. Also in eastern Zimbabwe; rare in KwaZulu-Natal.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
ErythroxylaceaeErythroxylum emarginatum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeCraibia brevicaudata subsp. baptistarum (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. 104.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 118.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Euryphura achlys ., retrieved 4 March 2024

Site software last modified: 7 February 2018 12:03am
Terms of use