Lachnoptera ayresii - Blotched leopard

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Lachnoptera ayresii

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Lower slope Mt Shangani, Mandzundzu Community, Chimanimani Conservation Area, Mozambique

Species details:

Note: Although usually mainly orange, they can be partly or almost entrirely whitish. The image shows a female on its preferred larval foodplant Rawsonia lucida.
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Related plant families:
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Related plant species:
AchariaceaeRawsonia lucida (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.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 100.

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Lachnoptera ayresii .
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403770, retrieved 17 June 2021

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