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)
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: Achaea catella .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402410, retrieved 15 November 2019

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