Hypolimnas usumbara

Red Spot Diadem or Usambara Diadem

Basic Information

General information

Family: Nymphalidae
Sub Family: Nymphalinae
Estimated Lifespan 14 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 311
First Flown On: 02/24/03
Last Flown On: 03/13/20

Species Range:

  • Africa

Host plants:

  • Fleurya
  • Urera

Food Source

This adult butterfly prefers to feed on rotting fruit.

Habitat

This species is found primarily in coastal forests.

Life history

Eggs are laid on the growing tips of the hostplant.