Aeropetes tulbaghia - Mountain pride, Table mountain beauty

Species details:

Note: On table Mountain in South Africa it is the only known pollinator of the rare orchid Disa uniflora.
Distribution: Border Highlands of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa as far as Table Mountain.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
PoaceaeStenotaphrum secundatum (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, 53p. .
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 44.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Sayrininae, Tribe Melanitini, 53p. 1, Online Encyclopaedia.

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: Aeropetes tulbaghia .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401490, retrieved 19 March 2019

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