Hypolimnas antevorta

An endemic species. This species is a giant Nymphalid from Africa. It is a distant relative of our Red Admiral which has a red ring instead of the blue. Antevorta is endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania. It is threatened in the wild due to local forest destruction.

Name: Tanzanian diadem

Latin: Hypolimnas antevorta

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Tanzania

Food plant: Acanthaceae