Hypolimnas deceptor deceptor - Deceptive Diadem

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Hypolimnas deceptor
Hypolimnas deceptor

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: This species mimics the Novice, Amauris ochlea.
Distribution: (this race) Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 115.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 130.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae, Junoniini, Online Encyclopaedia p. 99.

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: Hypolimnas deceptor deceptor.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402710, retrieved 12 December 2017

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