Leptosia alcesta inalcesta - African wood white

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Leptosia alcesta
Leptosia alcesta

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique, and Katombora, Zambezi.

Species details:

Note: A slow-flying, gliding species, mostly found in deep shade. Photo left on Asystasia gangetica; photo right on Erlangea misera.
Distribution: Coastal areas of South Africa to Mpumalanga, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
CapparaceaeCapparis (Food plant)
Related plant species:

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: Leptosia alcesta inalcesta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400770, retrieved 20 April 2024

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