Hypolimnas misippus - Common diadem

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Hypolimnas misippus

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Kariba, Zimbabwe.

Species details:

Notes: Photo shows the male. Females are famous mimics of Danaus chrysippus.
Distribution: Fairly common in the northern parts of Southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
PortulacaceaeTalinum (Food plant)
Related plant species:
AcanthaceaeAsystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha (Food plant)
AsteraceaeAgeratum houstonianum (Food plant)
PortulacaceaePortulaca foliosa (Food plant)
PortulacaceaePortulaca oleracea (Food plant)
Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Hypolimnas misippus .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400280, retrieved 29 March 2017

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