Tagiades flesus - Clouded forester, Clouded flat

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Tagiades flesus
Tagiades flesus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo Camp and Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Notes: Although only two southern African species of Dioscorea are confirmed larval foodplants, the widespread distribution of this butterfly suggests it likely that other related species in this plant genus can be used.
Distribution: Widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Malvaceae subfamily GrewioideaeGrewia (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 311.
Henning, G.A., Henning, S.F., Joannou, J.G. & Woodhall, S.E. (1997), Living Butterflies of Southern Africa, Volume 1, Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa, p. . 64
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 362.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae p. 47, 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: Tagiades flesus .
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403240, retrieved 24 October 2020

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