Gomalia elma elma - Green-marbled skipper or -sandman

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Gomalia elma

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

Species details:

Notes:
Distribution: Widespread in Africa and Arabia.
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Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Malvaceae subfamily MalvoideaeAbutilon grandiflorum (Food plant)
Malvaceae subfamily MalvoideaeAbutilon indicum subsp. guineense (Larval foodplant)
Malvaceae subfamily MalvoideaeAbutilon sonneratianum (Food plant)
Malvaceae subfamily MalvoideaeSida cordifolia subsp. maculata (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 320.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 380.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Libytheinae, p. 174, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Gomalia elma elma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401150, retrieved 6 June 2020

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