Axiocerses tjoane tjoane - Common scarlet

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Axiocerses tjoane
Axiocerses tjoane
Axiocerses tjoane

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Nhancuco (left), cascades rd (centre), lower slopes Mt Gorongosa and at entrance of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: The extent of the dark markings on the upperside of the wings is quite variable.
Distribution: Widespread and fairly common in wooded areas throughout most of southern Africa except the Eastern Cape.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaePeltophorum africanum (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha (Food plant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeAcacia sieberiana var. woodii (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: Axiocerses tjoane tjoane., retrieved 22 February 2024

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