Philotherma rosa - Rose eggar

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Philotherma rosa
Philotherma rosa

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Species details:

Notes: Caterpillar has long reddish-brown hair with a few lateral white markings.
Distribution: Cameroon to Kenya and South to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AsteraceaeSonchus (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeEriosema (Food plant)
Related plant species:
AnacardiaceaeSclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra (Food plant)
UlmaceaeTrema orientalis (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: Philotherma rosa .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400830, retrieved 23 August 2017

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