Celaenorrhinus mokeezi - Large sprite, Christmas forester

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Celaenorrhinus mokeezi

Photo(s): Wilna Steenkamp, Gwala Gwala trail, St Lucia, South Africa.

Species details:

Notes: Two subspecies are known. Only subsp. separata has been recorded from Southern Mozambique.

The only known foodplant is the South African species Isoglossa woodii (Acanthaceae).
Distribution: Southern Mozambique, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
AcanthaceaeIsoglossa (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 310.Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 362.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Pyrginae, p. 32, 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: Celaenorrhinus mokeezi .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403400, retrieved 23 September 2017

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