Axiocerses tjoane tjoane - Common scarlet

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Axiocerses tjoane
Axiocerses tjoane
Axiocerses tjoane

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Nhancuco (left), cascades rd (centre), lower slopes Mt Gorongosa and at entrance of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: The extent of the dark markings on the upperside of the wings is quite variable.
Distribution: Widespread and fairly common in wooded areas throughout most of southern Africa except the Eastern Cape.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaePeltophorum africanum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia abyssinica (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. woodii (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. sieberiana (Food plant)

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: Axiocerses tjoane tjoane., retrieved 15 April 2024

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