Issoria smaragdifera smaragdifera - African queen fritillary

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Issoria smaragdifera

Photo(s): Wilna Steenkamp, World's View, Troutbeck, Nyanga.

Species details:

Distribution: Very locally in the highlands of Malawi, eastern Zambia and eastern Zimbabwe.
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Related plant species:
ViolaceaeViola abyssinica (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. 124.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Heliconiinae, Tribe Argynnini, p. 6Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Issoria smaragdifera smaragdifera., retrieved 11 December 2018

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