Hypolimnas misippus - Common diadem

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Hypolimnas misippus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Kariba, Zimbabwe.

Species details:

Note: Photo shows the male. Females are famous mimics of Danaus chrysippus.
Distribution: Fairly common in the northern parts of Southern Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
PortulacaceaeTalinum (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
AcanthaceaeAsystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha (Food plant)
PortulacaceaePortulaca oleracea (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hypolimnas misippus .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400280, retrieved 21 January 2019

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