Ophiusa legendrei

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Ophiusa legendrei
Ophiusa legendrei
Ophiusa legendrei

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Archway Gorge (2x left) and Bunga Camp (right), Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Notes: The only know foodplant is Schinus terebinthifolius, which is an ornamental tree, native to Brasil. It is likely that there are native species in Madagascar and Mozambique that may also serve as larval foodplants, probably in the same family Anacardiaceae.
Distribution: Known from La Reunion, Madagascar and Mozambique.
Related plant families:
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Related plant species:
AnacardiaceaeSchinus terebinthifolius (Larval foodplant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Ophiusa legendrei .
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403210, retrieved 21 May 2024

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