Melanitis leda helena - Common twilight brown

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Melanitis leda

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique.

Species details:

Notes: A shade loving species, most active during twilight hours.
Distribution: Common in forest areas througout southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Poaceae (Food plant)
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
PoaceaeCenchrus clandestinus (Food plant)
PoaceaeSaccharum officinarum (Food plant)
PoaceaeSetaria megaphylla (Food plant)
PoaceaeSetaria verticillata (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Melanitis leda helena.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400150, retrieved 28 June 2016

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