Rhodogastria amasis - Tri-coloured tiger

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Rhodogastria amasis
Rhodogastria amasis
Rhodogastria amasis

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba.

Species details:

Note: The hind wings are yellow with a black crescent spot; the abdomen is bright red. Like many species in this family it immobilises and "acts dead" when handled, or alternately raises the wings and curls the abdomen to display warning colours.
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AnacardiaceaeRhus (Food plant)
AsteraceaeSenecio (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeSenna (Food plant)
LamiaceaeClerodendrum (Food plant)
Related plant species:
AsteraceaeOsteospermum muricatum subsp. muricatum (Food plant)
AsteraceaeTagetes minuta (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeCassia abbreviata (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Rhodogastria amasis .
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400660, retrieved 14 December 2017

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