Utetheisa pulchella - Crimson-speckled footman

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Utetheisa pulchella
Utetheisa pulchella
Utetheisa pulchella

Photo(s): Bart Wursten: Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

Species details:

Notes: Hindwings translucent white with a broad border. Often active during the day.
Distribution: Widespread and common in Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, Australia.
Related plant families:
Poaceae (Food plant)
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
BoraginaceaeHeliotropium indicum (Food plant)
BoraginaceaeHeliotropium ovalifolium (Food plant)
BoraginaceaeTrichodesma zeylanicum (Food plant)
Malvaceae subfamily MalvoideaeGossypium hirsutum (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: Utetheisa pulchella .
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400600, retrieved 5 December 2023

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