Hyalites eponina - Dancing acraea or Small orange acraea

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Hyalites eponina
Hyalites eponina
Hyalites eponina
Hyalites eponina
Hyalites eponina

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique

Species details:

Note: Females (photos 1 and 2 from left) are very variable but males (photos 3 and 4) are fairly constant
Distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and Madagascar; very common near the edges of forest along the east side of Southern Africa
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Malvaceae subfamily GrewioideaeTriumfetta (Food plant)
Malvaceae: Byttnerioideae, Helicteroideae & SterculioideaeHermannia (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Malvaceae: Byttnerioideae, Helicteroideae & SterculioideaeWaltheria indica (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: Hyalites eponina .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400720, retrieved 25 June 2024

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