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Aeropetes Billberg 1820

Aeropetes tulbaghia (Linnaeus 1764)

the Table Mountain Beauty

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Dirini

Introduction

A large and striking satyrine species native to South Africa and eastern Zimbabwe. Larvae feed on grasses. Adults frequent red flowers, and are the sole pollinators of the orchid Disa uniflora.

Other Names for Aeropetes tulbaghia (Linnaeus 1764)

References

Ackery PR, Smith CR, and Vane-Wright RI eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Price, B.W., Villet, M.H., Walton, S.M., Barker, N.P. 2011. Using molecules and morphology to infer the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of the Dirini (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), a tribe of butterflies endemic to southern Africa. Systematic Entomology 36: 300-316.

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biodiversity explorer: Aeropetes tulbaghia
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Scientific Name Aeropetes tulbaghia
Location SOUTH AFRICA: Mpumalanga, Verloren Valei 2518.4"S, 3008.5"E, 2100m.
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By D. A. Edge
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection Wahlberg voucher collection
Collector D. A. Edge
Source Aeropetes tulbaghia
Copyright © 2007 Niklas Wahlberg
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