Achaea catella - Banded achaea

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Achaea catella

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp.

Species details:

Note: Very variable species.
Distribution: Widespread in Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeBauhinia (Larval food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaePhilenoptera (Larval food plant)
Related plant species:
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia crotonoides subsp. crotonoides (Larval food plant)
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia hirta (Larval food plant)
EuphorbiaceaeRicinus communis var. communis (Larval food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Achaea catella .
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402410, retrieved 14 December 2017

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