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

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4312.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2B704D83-8Fb5-41C6-B558-3A1Dbe9Ede66

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DB357E4F-AB0D-FF84-FF1D-B097C820FE93

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scientific name

Pyrrhochalcia iphis (Drury, 1773)
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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.