Issoria smaragdifera smaragdifera - African queen fritillary

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Issoria smaragdifera
Issoria smaragdifera

Photo(s): Wilna Steenkamp, World's View, Troutbeck, Nyanga, Zimbabwe (left) and Bart Wursten, Nyika National Park, Malawi (right).

Species details:

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Distribution: Very locally in the highlands of Malawi, eastern Zambia and eastern Zimbabwe.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 124.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Heliconiinae, Tribe Argynnini, p. 6Online Encyclopaedia.

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: Issoria smaragdifera smaragdifera.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403320, retrieved 22 November 2019

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