Calesia zambesita - White chain

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Calesia zambesita
Calesia zambesita

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Zambezi Sands River Lodge, Zambezi National Park.

Species details:

Note: The only known food plants of this species are exotic Acacanthaceae species sometimes found in gardens. Since this species is native to much of Africa, it is very likely that it also feeds on native species in Acanthaceae.
Distribution: Known from Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana and South Africa but likely more widespread.
Larval food (by plant family):
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Literature: Pinhey, E.C.G. (1975), Some Well Known African Moths, Bundu Series, Longman Rhodesia, p. 95.

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: Calesia zambesita ., retrieved 19 May 2024

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