Utetheisa pulchella - Crimson-speckled footman

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Utetheisa pulchella
Utetheisa pulchella
Utetheisa pulchella

Photo(s): Bart Wursten: Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note: Hindwings translucent white with a broad border. Often active during the day.
Distribution: Widespread and common in Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, Australia.
Larval food (by plant family):
Poaceae (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
BoraginaceaeHeliotropium indicum (Food plant)
BoraginaceaeHeliotropium ovalifolium (Food plant)
BoraginaceaeTrichodesma zeylanicum (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: Utetheisa pulchella .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400600, retrieved 22 June 2024

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