Lachnocnema durbani - D'Urban's woolly legs

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Lachnocnema durbani

Photo(s): Bart Wursten: Besna Kobila, Matobo.

Species details:

Note: Both larvae and adults feed on the secretions of Coccidae (Soft-scale insects) and Membracidae (Treehoppers) in the order Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera.
Distribution: DR Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, northern Namibia, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 139.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 150.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Lycaenidae subfamily Miletinae, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Lachnocnema durbani ., retrieved 24 October 2020

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