Leptosia alcesta inalcesta - African wood white

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Leptosia alcesta
Leptosia alcesta

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique, and Katombora, Zambezi.

Species details:

Note: A slow-flying, gliding species, mostly found in deep shade. Photo left on Asystasia gangetica; photo right on Erlangea misera.
Distribution: Coastal areas of South Africa to Mpumalanga, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
CapparaceaeCapparis (Food plant)
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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: Leptosia alcesta inalcesta.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400770, retrieved 24 September 2023

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