Butterflies of the Kruger National Park and Surrounds
Butterflies of the Kruger National Park and Surrounds enables identification of these colourful creatures and hopes to promote general interest in the natural world. A lavish and fascinating introduction raises topics such as classification of Lepidoptera, butterfly behavior, names, biology and life cycle, flower adaptations, larval host plants, etc. Each family is first described, then the subfamily, followed by the genus and finally the species. Each of the known KNP butterfly species is dealt with on its own page, with its common and scientific names, life history, etymology and larval host plants. On the opposite page is a gallery of photographs of the butterfly in its environment, often complemented with life cycle and larval host plant photographs. A distribution map is provided for each butterfly species, with red dots indicating KNP rest camps where the butterfly is found, and a pie chart showing the butterfly’s status – how rare or how common it is.
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abundant Acacia Afrikaans Alan Gardiner Allison Sharp Barberton bark Berg-en-Dal brown Bushveld butterfly Charaxes Clark & Dickson Coetzer colour Crocodile Gorge Cycle darker days 6 instar days Clark DESCRIPTIONS OF HOST Dickson & Kroon Distribution Eastern Cape egg is laid Ehrharta erecta FABACEAE female upperside flowers appear Forest forewing fruit FURTHER DESCRIPTIONS Genus green Hairtail hind wing Hoedspruit Ian & Allison instar instar group Kenya Kielland KNP food source Larsen Larva total LARVAL HOST PLANTS leaf leaves Low's Creek Maerua Malalane Marloth Park Medicinal Value moth larvae N’wanetsi Nelspruit Nichols in Botha Olifants Orange Tip Orpen Oviposit Pafuri pale Phalaborwa Platt pods Pretoriuskop Pringle Punda Maria+ Pupa Pycnostachys Raimund Schutte Rhynchosia Satara+ savanna Shingwedzi Skukuza Someren source for moth South Africa Southern Africa species Steve Woodhall Subfamily summer form Tanzania Three Sisters throughout the KNP tree Trimen underside Whyte Thorne winter form yellow