Anthene definita definita - Common hairtail

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Anthene definita

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
CrassulaceaeKalanchoe (Larval foodplant)
Larval food (by plant species):
AnacardiaceaeMangifera indica (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia karroo (Larval foodplant)
MyricaceaeMorella serrata (Larval foodplant)
SapindaceaeAllophylus africanus (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. 509.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 246.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Lycaenidae subfamily Lycaeninae-Polymomatinae, p. 22, 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: Anthene definita definita.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403610, retrieved 21 September 2019

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