Euryphura achlys - Mottled-green nymph

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Euryphura achlys
Euryphura achlys
Euryphura achlys

Photo(s): Bart Wursten (2x left) and Alan Gardiner (right): Catapu, Mozambique

Species details:

Notes: Photo left shows a newly emerged female; photo centre the male, which lacks the white markings in the forewings.
Distribution: Mostly found in forested areas in Mozambique. Also in eastern Zimbabwe; rare in KwaZulu-Natal.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
ErythroxylaceaeErythroxylum emarginatum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeCraibia brevicaudata subsp. baptistarum (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. 104.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 118.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Euryphura achlys .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400110, retrieved 24 November 2014

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