Eronia cleodora

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Vine-leaf vagrant
Vine-leaf Vagrant, Africa.jpg
Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
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Captive raised, Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Eronia
Species: E. cleodora
Binomial name
Eronia cleodora
Hübner, [1823]
Synonyms
  • Eronia erxia Hewitson, 1867
  • Eronia cleodora f. semipunctata Le Doux, 1923
  • Eronia cleodora f. punctata Le Doux, 1923
  • Eronia cleodora f. erxia ab. unipuncta Dufrane, 1947
  • Eronia dilatata Butler, 1888
  • Eronia cleodora var. latimarginata Weymer, 1892
  • Eronia cleodora f. dorothea Stoneham, 1957

Eronia cleodora, the vine-leaf vagrant, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found throughout Africa.[1]

Side view of captive raised individual

The wingspan is 45–60 mm for males and 50–62 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round in warmer areas with peaks in spring and late summer.[2]

The larvae feed on Capparis fascicularis.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Eronia cleodora cleodora (southern and eastern Africa)
  • Eronia cleodora dilatata Butler, 1888 (coast of Kenya and Tanzania)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eronia, funet.fi
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.