Filodes costivitralis - Window pearl

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Filodes costivitralis
Filodes costivitralis

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Zebra Ranger Camp, Gorongosa NAtional Park.

Species details:

Notes: Adults drink tear liquid from cattle, and can so become vectors of animal diseases.
Distribution: East, Central, Southern Africa and Madagascar.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AcanthaceaeThunbergia (Larval food plant)
Malvaceae subfamily MalvoideaeHibiscus (Larval food plant)
Related plant species:
Literature: Pinhey, E.C.G. (1979), Moths of Southern Africa, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 70.
Pinhey, E.C.G. (1975), Some Well Known African Moths, Bundu Series, Longman Rhodesia, p. 40.

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: Filodes costivitralis ., retrieved 30 May 2024

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