Anthene definita definita - Common hairtail

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Anthene definita

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Species details:

Notes:
Distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
CrassulaceaeKalanchoe (Larval foodplant)
Related plant species:
AnacardiaceaeMangifera indica (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeSchotia brachypetala (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeSchotia capitata (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia karroo (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia saligna (l)
MelianthaceaeBersama abyssinica (Larval foodplant)
MyricaceaeMorella serrata (Larval foodplant)
SapindaceaeAllophylus africanus (Larval foodplant)
SapindaceaePappea capensis (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. 509.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 246.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Lycaenidae subfamily Lycaeninae-Polymomatinae, p. 22, 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: Anthene definita definita.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403610, retrieved 21 November 2017

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