Pselaphelia flavivitta - Leaf emperor

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Pselaphelia flavivitta

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

Species details:

Note: Medium-sized Emperor with small eye-spots in fore-, and hindwings. Males often darker coloured than females. Form gemmifera (see photo) has a strong dark stripe through the forewings, just below the eyespots.
Distribution: Widespread in most of Tropical Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
MeliaceaeTrichilia emetica subsp. emetica (Food plant)
ZingiberaceaeAframomum angustifolium (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Pselaphelia flavivitta ., retrieved 3 December 2023

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