Colotis vesta mutans - Veined orange

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Colotis vesta
Colotis vesta
Colotis vesta

Photo(s): Bart Wursten road to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique (left); Petra Ballings, nr Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli (centre) and Bart Wursten, Chipinda Pools, Gonarhezou National Park (right).

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Mostly found in the drier, northern and western parts of Southern Africa from from Namibia and Botswana to Zimbabwe.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
CapparaceaeMaerua angolensis (Food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 288.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. .

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 vesta mutans.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400940, retrieved 24 May 2019

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