Gynanisa maja - Speckled emperor

Images: Click on each image to see a larger version

Gynanisa maja

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria, DRCongo, Uganda, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Namibia and South Africa,
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaePterocarpus (Larval foodplant)
Larval food (by plant species):
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeColophospermum mopane (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaePeltophorum africanum (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia karroo (Larval foodplant)
Literature:

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: Gynanisa maja .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402960, retrieved 17 January 2019

Site software last modified: 12 February 2018 12:06am
Terms of use