Colotis ione - Bushveld purple tip

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Colotis ione
Colotis ione
Colotis ione

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique (left & centre) and Chipinda Pools, Gonarhezou National Park (right).

Species details:

Note: The photographs show the male (left) and the female (centre and right).
Distribution: Most parts of Southern Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
CapparaceaeMaerua (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 289.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 326.

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: Colotis ione .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400930, retrieved 21 January 2019

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