Astictopterus stellata mineni - Spangled sylph

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Astictopterus stellata

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: Double-brooded with populations from January to April and also in August.
Distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and eastern Zimbabwe.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
AcanthaceaeAsystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha (Larval food plant)
AcanthaceaeAsystasia mysorensis (Larval food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 324.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Hesperiinae (part 1), Online Encyclopaedia p. 5.

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: Astictopterus stellata mineni.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402910, retrieved 17 December 2017

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