Nephele comma - Comma hawk

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Nephele comma
Nephele comma

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique (left) and Ndundu Lodge, Vumba (right).

Species details:

Note: Largely green and brown Hawk with a white comma-shaped clear spot in the forewing. Note that form derasa actually lacks the white comma mark on the forewing (photo right).
Distribution: Widespread over most of Subsaharan Africa
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa spinarum (Food plant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeDiplorhynchus condylocarpon (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Nephele comma .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400780, retrieved 25 May 2019

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