Heterostetha kristenseni

subgenus: OXYTHYREA Mulsant, 1842
species: petit (Gory et Percheron, 1833)
wild habitat: all types of habitats, common in western Africa, flower feeder
origin: Sierra Leone, Loma Mt., 7 km E from Konbaia, V/2013 leg. Petr Malec
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: medium to difficult, same as for many Leucocelis, both oviposition and pupal phase are very problematic

species: podicalis (Van de Poll, 1890)
origin: Zambia, near Solwezi, II/2005 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: unknown, only few specimens were found

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subgenus: CYRTOTHYREA Kolbe
species: marginalis (Swartz, 1817)
wild habitat: Very common species found at numerous locations in South Africa. Typical flower feeder that has been observed on a large variety of plants, often in quantity.
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, I/2015; I/2017
wild imago size: 11-13 mm
breeding difficulty: Wild collected larvae have been raised to imago, however, no oviposition of captive bred generation was achieved.


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