Lachnoptera ayresii - Blotched leopard

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Lachnoptera ayresii

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Lower slope Mt Shangani, Mandzundzu Community, Chimanimani Conservation Area, Mozambique

Species details:

Notes: Although usually mainly orange, they can be partly or almost entrirely whitish. The image shows a female on its preferred larval foodplant Rawsonia lucida.
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
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Related plant species:
AchariaceaeRawsonia lucida (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. 124.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 100.

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: Lachnoptera ayresii ., retrieved 27 May 2024

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