Mylothris agathina agathina - Common dotted border

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Mylothris agathina
Mylothris agathina

Photo(s): Bart Wursten. left: slopes of Mt Belingwe, Zimbabwe; right: Muanza side, Gorongosa national Park.

Species details:

Note: Widespread in many habitats and flying year round. Wet season forms normally have larger marginal dots.
Distribution: Angola, southern DRC, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Limpopo, South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
LoranthaceaeErianthemum dregei (Larval foodplant)
LoranthaceaeTapinanthus oleifolius (Larval foodplant)
OlacaceaeXimenia caffra var. caffra (Larval foodplant)
SantalaceaeOsyris lanceolata (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. 300.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 344.

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: Mylothris agathina agathina., retrieved 25 September 2023

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