Pyrrhochalcia iphis (Drury, 1773)

Collins, Steve C., 2017, Observations on the biology of Afrotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Part 12. New information and corrections, Zootaxa 4312 (3), pp. 471-496: 473

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Pyrrhochalcia iphis (Drury, 1773)


Pyrrhochalcia iphis (Drury, 1773)  

The food plant illustrated in Cock (2010b, Figure 1 View FIGURE 1 ) has been identified by M. Cheek, Kew, as Heritiera utilis   ( Malvaceae   , formerly Sterculiaceae   ; MJWC-322). The unidentified vine on which MJWC found a caterpillar ( Cock 2010b, p.11) has been identified as Clerodendrum umbellatum   ( Lamiaceae   ; MJWC-319), but since the caterpillar did not feed on leaves of this plant, it should not be considered a food plant.