Stugeta bowkeri tearei - Bowker's sapphire

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Stugeta bowkeri

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Eggardon Hill, Vumba (specimen on the left is Leptotes sp).

Species details:

Note: Upperside metallic purple-blue with broad brown borders and spots.
Distribution: From KwaZulu-Natal and Eswatini to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, northern Botswana and northern Namibia.
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Related plant species:
OlacaceaeXimenia americana var. microphylla (Food plant)
OlacaceaeXimenia caffra var. caffra (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Stugeta bowkeri tearei., retrieved 20 July 2024

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