the African PalmflyAndrew V. Z. Brower
The west and central African representative/sister taxon of the widespread tropical Asian genus Elymnias. There are sympatric orange- and white-banded forms, which Larsen (2005) suggests are Batesian mimics of male and female Acraea epaea, respectively. The species also bear a resemblance to various Amauris spp. (Danainae). Larvae feed on palms.
Ackery PR, Smith CR, and Vane-Wright RI eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.
Larsen, T.B. 2005. Butterflies of West Africa. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark.
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