Atlas of African Lepidoptera

Record details

LepiMAP:   13890
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3030BB
Observer:   Purves M
Date of record:   2010-08-12
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   This butterfly was in good condition. It chose to sit on a security fence, the spikes of which resembled the shape of its wings. The wings also resembled the spikes on a Num-num shrub behind the fence - on which the butterfly also sat for a time. Also the silver colour of the fence matched quite well the iridescent whitish colour of the butterfly.
Last updated:   2014-07-16 17:13:35
Sp. code:   438720
Species name:   Protogoniomorpha parhassus
Common name:   Mother-of-pearl -- Perlemoenskoenlapper
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Common Mother-of-pearl
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 13890 - photo: 1
VM-number: 13890 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Andre Coetzer
Date:   2011-04-25 22:53:18
Species name:   Protogoniomorpha parhassus -- Mother-of-pearl; Perlemoenskoenlapper
Species code:   438720

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