Abantis arctomarginata - Tricoloured paradise skipper.

Species details:

Notes: Southern populations formerly included under this name are known as a separate species called Abantis bamptoni.
Distribution: Known from Tanzania and Malawi.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
PhyllanthaceaeUapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 316. Including Abantis bamptonib
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae, p. 124, Online Encyclopaedia.

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: Abantis arctomarginata .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403300, retrieved 21 October 2017

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