Hyalites rahira rahira - Marsh acraea

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Hyalites rahira
Hyalites rahira

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Greystone Park Nature Reserve, Harare (left); caterpillar on Persicaria madagascariensis, Mutoya Camp, Caprivi (right).

Species details:

Notes: A species of swamps and marshy areas, where its foodplants occur.
Distribution: From KwaZulu-Natal to Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and westwards through Botswana and N Namibia.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
AsteraceaeErigeron canadensis (Food plant)
PolygonaceaePersicaria madagascariensis (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hyalites rahira rahira.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400020, retrieved 20 June 2024

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