Pseudargynnis hegemone - False Fritillary

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Pseudargynnis hegemone

Photo(s): Alan Gardiner, Forest margin at SDH Tea Estate, Gurué, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note: In Zimbabwe it is only known from a single old record. It is fairly common in northern Mozambique.
Distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Angola, southern DR Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan, western Kenya (west), Tanzania, Malawi, northern Zambia, Mozambique and doubtful in northern Zimbabwe.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
MelastomataceaeDissotis (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
MelastomataceaeAntherotoma naudinii (Larval foodplant)
MelastomataceaeDissotis denticulata (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. 106.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Limenitinae Tribe Adoliadini, p. 217, Online Encyclopaedia.

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: Pseudargynnis hegemone ., retrieved 1 February 2023

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