Axiocerses tjoane tjoane - Common scarlet

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Axiocerses tjoane
Axiocerses tjoane
Axiocerses tjoane

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Nhancuco (left), cascades rd (centre), lower slopes Mt Gorongosa and at entrance of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: The extent of the dark markings on the upperside of the wings is quite variable.
Distribution: Widespread and fairly common in wooded areas throughout most of southern Africa except the Eastern Cape.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaePeltophorum africanum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. sieberiana (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. woodii (Food plant)

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Axiocerses tjoane tjoane., retrieved 29 September 2023

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