species: plebeja Kolbe 1895
wild habitat: All habitats of equatorial Africa, common on blossoms
origin: Uganda, Entebbe, 5/2009 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 9 mm
breeding difficulty: easy

species: refulgens Bourgoin 1927
wild habitat: edges of equatorial canopy forest
origin: Uganda, Kibale forest, 11/2006 leg. Malec Petr, det. Legrand Jean-Philippe
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: difficult, in all stages

species: rhodesiana Moser 1913
wild habitat: Acacia woodland and savannah
origin: Zambia, Kafue NP, 1/2005 leg. Malec Petr, det. Legrand Jean-Philippe
wild imago size: 12-13 mm
breeding difficulty: medium, species with long pupal diapause

species: rubra (Gory and Percheron, 1833)
wild habitat: Flower visitor, observed on a large variety of plants, both flowers and trees (Oncosiphon spp., Protea spp., Terminalia spp., Acacia spp.), well-known pest on roses
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 10-14 mm
breeding difficulty: Not difficult to raise larvae and through the pupal phase. Oviposition of captive bred generation was not achieved.

species: similis Kraatz 1896
wild habitat: all primary habitats of eastern Africa
origin: Tanzania, Rubeho Mt., I/2011 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 12-13 mm
breeding difficulty: Ive never bred this species

species: simillima Kraatz 1896
wild habitat: thorny Acacia shrubs, found cohabiting with Homothyrea sp. and other Leucocelis sp.
origin: Ethiopia, near Finchawa, 5/2008 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: Ive never bred this species

species: triliturata Quedenfeld 1884
wild habitat: Acacia woodland and savannah
origin: Zambia, near Solwezi, 2/2005 leg. Malec Petr, det. Sebastien Rojkoff
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: medium, species with low oviposition in captive breeding

species: viridissima Lansberge 1882
wild habitat: primary forest habitats of Ethiopia
origin: Ethiopia, near Kibre Mengist, 5/2008 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: medium to difficult, pupal stage is very problematic
    2nd page               
List of species
Availability
Breeding manual
expeditions
Links
Contact
list of species | availability | breeding manual | expeditions | links | contact