Amauris niavius dominicanus - Friar

Species details:

Note: Flying year round.
This species is mimicked by other butterflies such as the female Papilio dardanus cenea f. hippocoonides (Mocker swallowtail), Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi (Variable diadem) and female Eunanthe wakefieldi (Forest Queen).
Distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 48.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 38.

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: Amauris niavius dominicanus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401440, retrieved 19 May 2019

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