Ypthimomorpha itonia - Marsh ringlet

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Ypthimomorpha itonia
Ypthimomorpha itonia
Ypthimomorpha itonia

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Mucheque River, Sera de Gurué below Mt Namuli.

Species details:

Note: Flies throughout the year.
Its foodplants are known to be grasses but no particular species as yet have been identified.
Distribution: Marshy places in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Related plant families:
Poaceae (Larval foodplant)
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 72.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Satyrinae subtribe Ypthimina, Online Encyclopaedia, p. 24.

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: Ypthimomorpha itonia .
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401680, retrieved 14 December 2017

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