Zophopetes dysmephyla - Palm-tree nightfighter

Species details:

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Distribution: Known from East Africa to eastern South Africa.
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Related plant species:
ArecaceaeBorassus aethiopum (Larval foodplant)
ArecaceaeCocos nucifera (Larval foodplant)
ArecaceaePhoenix reclinata (Larval foodplant)
ArecaceaeRaphia farinifera (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Henning, S.F., Joannou, J.G. & Woodhall, S.E. (1997), Living Butterflies of Southern Africa, Volume 1, Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa, p. 168.
Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 330.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 398.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Zophopetes dysmephyla .
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403730, retrieved 20 October 2020

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