Eronia leda - Autumn-leaf vagrant, Oranges-and-lemons

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Eronia leda
Eronia leda

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: The images show a female.
Distribution: Nigeria, DRC, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Eswatini and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
CapparaceaeCadaba (Larval food plant)
CapparaceaeMaerua (Larval food plant)
Related plant species:
CapparaceaeCapparis sepiaria var. subglabra (Larval food plant)
CapparaceaeCapparis tomentosa (Larval food plant)
SalvadoraceaeSalvadora persica var. persica (Larval 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. 283.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 320.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Pieridae "Colotis" group, Online Encyclopaediap. 104.

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: Eronia leda ., retrieved 18 July 2024

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