Salamis anacardii nebulosa - Clouded mother-of-pearl

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Salamis anacardii
Salamis anacardii

Photo(s): Alan Gardiner, Catapu, Mozambique. Photos show the male of the dry season or winter form f. trimeni.

Species details:

Note: Sexes similar but female larger than male. Similar to P. parhassus but smaller with more extensive black markings in the apical part of the forewing and lacking the green gloss of P. parhassus.
Distribution: Locally common in riverine and forested areas in Mozambique and Zimbabwe less common in the coastal forests of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
AcanthaceaeAsystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeAsystasia mysorensis (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: Salamis anacardii nebulosa., retrieved 24 September 2023

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