Amauris albimaculata

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Layman
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Amauris
Species: A. albimaculata
Binomial name
Amauris albimaculata
Butler, 1875
Synonyms
  • Amauris echeria var. albimaculata Butler, 1875
  • Amauris egialea var. impar Aurivillius, 1922
  • Amauris albimaculata magnimacula f. semifascia Talbot, 1941
  • Amauris egialea similis Joicey & Talbot, 1921
  • Hirsutis virginalis Köhler, 1923
  • Amauris hanningtoni Butler, 1888
  • Amauris intermedians Hulstaert, 1926
  • Amauris albimaculata f. magnimacula Rebel, 1914

Amauris albimaculata, the layman, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Africa.

The wingspan is 50–60 mm for males and 62–68 for females. Adults are on the wing year-round (with peaks in summer and autumn).[1]

The larvae feed on Tylophora anomala, T. stolzii, Cynanchum chirindense, C. vincetoxicum, Gymnema, Marsdenia (including M. angolensis and M. racemosa) and Secamone.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Amauris albimaculata albimaculata (South Africa, southern Mozambique)
  • Amauris albimaculata chirindana Talbot, 1941 (western Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe)
  • Amauris albimaculata hanningtoni Butler, 1888 (southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, eastern Tanzania)
  • Amauris albimaculata intermedians Hulstaert, 1926 (Cameroon)
  • Amauris albimaculata interposita Talbot, 1940 (western Kenya, northern Tanzania)
  • Amauris albimaculata latifascia Talbot, 1940 (Tanzania, Malawi, northern Zambia)
  • Amauris albimaculata magnimacula Rebel, 1914 (Uganda, eastern Zaire, north-western Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi)
  • Amauris albimaculata sudanica Talbot, 1940 (Sudan, Ethiopia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  2. ^ Amauris at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms