Anthene amarah amarah - Black-striped hairtail

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Anthene amarah
Anthene amarah
Anthene amarah

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Casa Banana rd and Chitengo (upperside), Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note: Particularly common during the warmer months, favouring flat terrain, where Acacias are present.
Distribution: Acacia woodland throughout most of tropical Africa and South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia gerrardii var. gerrardii (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia karroo (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. sieberiana (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. woodii (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: Anthene amarah amarah., retrieved 25 June 2024

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