Micraphe lateritia - Rosy slug

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Micraphe lateritia
Micraphe lateritia
Micraphe lateritia

Photo(s): Bart Wursten: Bunga Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park (left) and Ndundu Lodge, Vumba (2x right).

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Niger, Togo, Nigeria, DRCongo, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBauhinia (Larval foodplant)
Larval food (by plant species):
AnacardiaceaeSchinus molle (Larval foodplant)
EuphorbiaceaeAleurites moluccana (Larval foodplant)
EuphorbiaceaeRicinus communis var. communis (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBrachystegia spiciformis (Larval foodplant)
MyrtaceaeSyzygium cumini (Larval foodplant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Micraphe lateritia .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402930, retrieved 24 February 2024

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