Striphnopteryx edulis - Edible monkey

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Striphnopteryx edulis
Striphnopteryx edulis

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

Species details:

Notes: Though both scientific and English names claim the species should be edible, this is definitely not recommended
Distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa as far as Eastern Cape
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
BoraginaceaeCordia (Food plant)
Related plant species:
BignoniaceaeTecomaria capensis subsp. capensis (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Striphnopteryx edulis .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401240, retrieved 29 June 2017

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