Salamis parhassus - Common mother-of-pearl

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Salamis parhassus
Salamis parhassus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba.

Species details:

Notes: Sexes similar but female larger than male. Dry season (winter) form (see photos), greener and less distinctly marked than summer form.
Distribution: Locally common in the coastal forests of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Caprivi, Namibia.
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Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
AcanthaceaeAsystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeBrillantaisia cicatricosa (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeIsoglossa milanjiensis (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Salamis parhassus ., retrieved 11 June 2023

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