Platylesches picanini - Banded hopper

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Platylesches picanini

Photo(s): Arthur Murray Harmsworth, Masvingo.

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRCongo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
ChrysobalanaceaeParinari curatellifolia (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 332.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 404.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Hesperiinae 2, p. 97, Online 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: Platylesches picanini .
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403420, retrieved 23 August 2019

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