Gynanisa maja - Speckled emperor

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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 CaesalpinioideaeJulbernardia globiflora (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaePeltophorum africanum (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia karroo (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia mearnsii (Larval foodplant)
Literature:

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: Gynanisa maja .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402960, retrieved 14 April 2024

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