Calaenorrhinus galenus - Orange Flat, Orange Sprite

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Calaenorrhinus galenus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndzou Camp, Moribane Forest, Mozambique

Species details:

Notes: The image shows the more common and widespread form f. intermixtus.
Distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AcanthaceaeHypoestes (Larval foodplant)
AcanthaceaeJusticia (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. 310.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae, Online Encyclopaedia, p. 19.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Calaenorrhinus galenus .
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403680, retrieved 18 November 2019

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