Cigaritis natalensis - Natal bar

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Cigaritis natalensis
Cigaritis natalensis
Cigaritis natalensis
Cigaritis natalensis

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chinyakwaremba, Vumba, Zimbabwe and Nhago, Coutada 12, Mozambique (right).

Species details:

Notes: A midday flyer throughout the year, often in wooded areas.
Distribution: Throughout most of Southern Africa except the Karoo, Western Cape and southern Namibia.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeMundulea sericea (Food plant)
OlacaceaeXimenia caffra var. caffra (Food plant)
OlacaceaeXimenia caffra var. natalensis (Food plant)
RubiaceaeCanthium inerme (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. 170.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 184.

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: Cigaritis natalensis ., retrieved 18 May 2024

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