Axiocerses tjoane tjoane - Common scarlet

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Axiocerses tjoane
Axiocerses tjoane

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Nhancuco (left) and cascades rd (right), Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Species details:

Notes: The extent of the dark markings on the wings is quite variable.
Distribution: Widespread and fairly common in wooded areas throughout most of southern Africa except the Eastern Cape.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaePeltophorum africanum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia abyssinica (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. woodii (Food plant)
Literature:

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: Axiocerses tjoane tjoane.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400480, retrieved 1 November 2014

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