Achaea catella - Banded achaea

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Achaea catella

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp.

Species details:

Note: Very variable species.
Distribution: Widespread in Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBauhinia (Larval food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaePhilenoptera (Larval food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
ConvolvulaceaeIpomoea batatas (Larval food plant)
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia crotonoides subsp. crotonoides (Larval food plant)
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia hirta (Larval food plant)
EuphorbiaceaeRicinus communis var. communis (Larval food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeTamarindus indica (Larval food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia mearnsii (Larval food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Achaea catella ., retrieved 19 May 2024

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