Rhodogastria amasis - Tri-coloured tiger

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Rhodogastria amasis
Rhodogastria amasis
Rhodogastria amasis

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba.

Species details:

Note: The hind wings are yellow with a black crescent spot; the abdomen is bright red. Like many species in this family it immobilises and "acts dead" when handled, or alternately raises the wings and curls the abdomen to display warning colours.
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
AnacardiaceaeRhus (Food plant)
AsteraceaeSenecio (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeSenna (Food plant)
LamiaceaeClerodendrum (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Rhodogastria amasis .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400660, retrieved 19 March 2019

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