African Moths Gambia


     

Cartaletis libyssa (Hopffer, 1857)

Monarch Looper.

SYNONYMS
Aletis libyssa, Aletis monteironis, Cartaletis entebbena, Cartaletis fusciventris, Cartaletis latisfasciata, Cartaletis nigriventris,


SPECIES IN GENUS :- 10
concolor, dargei, forbesi, gracilis, libyssa, melanopis, nigricosta, sapor, tenuimargo, variabilis,

 

DISTRIBUTION
DRCongo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Oxyanthus monteiroi, Oxyanthus speciosus, Randia axillare,

Cartaletis libyssa
Upperside (ZA)
 
Upperside
 
Upperside (KE)
Cartaletis libyssa   Cartaletis libyssa  
Cartaletis libyssa
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
Upperside ssp monteironis (ZW)
 
Upperside ssp montieronis
 
Upperside ssp montieronis (ZM)
Cartaletis libyssa   Cartaletis libyssa   Cartaletis libyssa
Photo: R. Butler
 
Photo: Oxford Museum
 
Photo: Oxford Museum

Live montieronis (ZA)

 

 

  Distribution map
Cartaletis libyssa
 
 
Map
Photo: M. Neynes