Coeliades forestan forestan - Striped policeman

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Coeliades forestan
Coeliades forestan
Coeliades forestan
Coeliades forestan

Photo(s): Bart Wursten and Alan Gardiner (pupa), Catapu, Mozambique and Bart Wursten, Sinamatela Camp, Hwange National Park (right).

Species details:

Note: The broad white band on each hindwing is a diagnostic feature.
Distribution: Throughout Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
CombretaceaeCombretum (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
ChrysobalanaceaeParinari curatellifolia (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaePhilenoptera violacea (Food plant)
MalpighiaceaeSphedamnocarpus pruriens var. pruriens (Food plant)
SolanaceaeSolanum mauritianum (Food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 309.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 358.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Coeliadinae, p. 9, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Coeliades forestan forestan., retrieved 14 July 2024

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