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Honshu White Admiral

Limenitis glorifica


Apologies, this page is still being researched.

Presently it displays to show you what the species looks like and where to look for the egg, caterpillar and pupae lifestages.

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Description

First introduced in October 2014 to control the pest plant Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). It will be introduced to other sites in the coming years as the original populations increase enough to supply stock to distrubute.

Upperside
© Peter Fox
Underside
© Landcare Research
Ovum
© Landcare Research
Young Larva
© Landcare Research
Larva
© Landcare Research
Pupa
© Landcare Research
Ovum

To be written.

Larvae

To be written.

Pupa

To be written.

Imago

To be written.

Habitat

To be written.

Food Plants

In the wild, it's only been recorded on Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), hence it's introduction as a biological control agent. In captivity, it will feed on Himalayan Honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa), but has lower survival rates on this plant.

Lifecycle


Lifecycle of the Honshu White Admiral

Distribution & Status

Honshu White Admiral Distrubtion Map
New To be written.

NatureWatch NZ
Observations map

Scientific Classification

More info
Family
Nymphalidae
SubFamily
Limenitidinae
Tribe
Limenitidini
Genus
Limenitis
Taxon
glorifica