Philotherma rosa - Rose eggar

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Philotherma rosa
Philotherma rosa

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

Species details:

Note: Caterpillar has long reddish-brown hair with a few lateral white markings.
Distribution: Cameroon to Kenya and South to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
AsteraceaeSonchus (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeEriosema (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
AnacardiaceaeSclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra (Food plant)
CannabaceaeTrema orientale (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: Philotherma rosa ., retrieved 23 September 2023

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