Eronia leda - Autumn-leaf vagrant, Oranges-and-lemons

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Eronia leda
Eronia leda

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: The images show a female.
Distribution: Nigeria, DRC, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
CapparaceaeCadaba (Larval food plant)
CapparaceaeMaerua (Larval food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
CapparaceaeCapparis tomentosa (Larval food plant)
SalvadoraceaeSalvadora persica var. persica (Larval food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 283.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 320.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Pieridae "Colotis" group, Online Encyclopaediap. 104.

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: Eronia leda .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402900, retrieved 22 November 2019

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