Lachnocnema durbani - D'Urban's woolly legs

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Lachnocnema durbani

Photo(s): Bart Wursten: Besna Kobila, Matobo.

Species details:

Note: Both larvae and adults feed on the secretions of Coccidae (Soft-scale insects) and Membracidae (Treehoppers) in the order Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera.
Distribution: DR Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, northern Namibia, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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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. 139.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 150.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Lycaenidae subfamily Miletinae, 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: Lachnocnema durbani .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402290, retrieved 19 May 2019

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