Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Hesperioidea > Hesperiidae > Zenonia > Zenonia zeno

Zenonia zeno (Orange-spotted Skipper)

Synonyms: Hesperia coanza; Padraona watsoni; Padraona zenides; Pamphila splendens

Wikipedia Abstract

Zenonia zeno, the orange-spotted skipper, orange-spotted bellboy or common bellboy, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to eastern Africa and to Nigeria. The habitat consists of forests and coastal bush. Adults are brown with extensive orange markings. The whole of the forewing cell and the hindwing discal band are orange. Adults are on wing year round. Both sexes are attracted to flowers. Larvae feed on various grasses, but also on Gramineae species, including cultivated maize and sorghums.
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Prey / Diet

Zea mays (corn)[1]



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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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