Belenois thysa thysa - False dotted border

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Belenois thysa
Belenois thysa
Belenois thysa

Photo(s): Bart Wursten (2x left) and Alan Gardiner (right), Catapu, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note: The two photographs show the male, together with Papilio nireus lyaeus (Left in the centre photo).
Distribution: Fairly common along the lower parts of eastern South Africa, Mozambique and the eastern border of Zimbabwe.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
CapparaceaeCapparis (Food plant)
CapparaceaeMaerua (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Belenois thysa thysa., retrieved 24 September 2020

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