Libythea labdaca laius - African snout

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Libythea labdaca
Libythea labdaca
Libythea labdaca
Libythea labdaca

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note: The long pointed snout and distinctly angular fore-wings are diagnostic.
Distribution: From East London nothwards through Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Most common in woodland areas.
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Related plant species:
UlmaceaeCeltis africana (Food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 125.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 140.
Williams, M.C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Libytheinae, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Libythea labdaca laius., retrieved 26 October 2021

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