Astictopterus stellata mineni - Spangled sylph

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Astictopterus stellata

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

Species details:

Note: Double-brooded with populations from January to April and also in August.
Distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and eastern Zimbabwe.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
AcanthaceaeAsystasia glandulosa (Larval food plant)
AcanthaceaeAsystasia intrusa (Larval food plant)
AcanthaceaeAsystasia mysorensis (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. 324.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Hesperiinae (part 1), Online Encyclopaedia p. 5.

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: Astictopterus stellata mineni., retrieved 5 March 2024

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