Metisella metis paris - Gold-spotted sylph or -skipper

Images: Click on each image to see a larger version

Metisella metis
Metisella metis

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba (left) and Tsetsera, Mozambique (right).

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: In wooded areas of southern and eastern parts of southern Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
PoaceaeEhrharta erecta (Food plant)
PoaceaePanicum deustum (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeSetaria megaphylla (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeStenotaphrum dimidiatum (Larval foodplant)
PoaceaeStenotaphrum secundatum (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. 321.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Hesperiidae subfamily Heteropterinae, p. 14, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Metisella metis paris.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400400, retrieved 15 December 2018

Site software last modified: 7 February 2018 10:22pm
Terms of use