Aphysoneura pigmentaria vumba - Bamboo ringlet

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Aphysoneura pigmentaria

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

Species details:

Notes: Unusual, largely black and white Satyrid with a strong, often high-level flight. Both flight and looks resemble that of a pierid butterfly. Flying all year.
Distribution: This variety is endemic to the forest areas of the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, where it is locally common, particularly in Vumba.
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Related plant species:
PoaceaeOxytenanthera abyssinica (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. 53.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae, Tribe Melanitini, p. 25, Online Encyclopaedia.

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: Aphysoneura pigmentaria vumba.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400880, retrieved 10 June 2023

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