Striphnopteryx edulis - Edible monkey

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Striphnopteryx edulis
Striphnopteryx edulis

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

Species details:

Note: Though both scientific and English names claim the species should be edible, this is definitely not recommended
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa as far as Eastern Cape
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
BoraginaceaeCordia (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
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: Striphnopteryx edulis .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401240, retrieved 25 May 2019

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