Colias electo electo - African clouded yellow, Lucerne butterfly

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Colias electo

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Silvermist Cottage, Troutbeck.

Species details:

Notes: This species is one of the few in our region that readily feeds on cultivated crops and considered a pest by farmers.
Distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa 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. 280.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 346.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, File D-Pieridae subfamily Coliadinae, Online Encyclopaedia p. 30.

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: Colias electo electo.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=401770, retrieved 30 April 2017

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