Nephele comma - Comma hawk

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Nephele comma
Nephele comma

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique (left) and Ndundu Lodge, Vumba (right).

Species details:

Note: Largely green and brown Hawk with a white comma-shaped clear spot in the forewing. Note that form derasa actually lacks the white comma mark on the forewing (photo right).
Distribution: Widespread over most of Subsaharan Africa
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa bispinosa subsp. zambesiensis (Food plant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa praetermissa (Larval food plant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCarissa spinarum (Food plant)
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeDiplorhynchus condylocarpon (Food plant)
Literature: africanmoths.com

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: Nephele comma .
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400780, retrieved 10 December 2018

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