Clouded Mother of Pearl

(Salamis anacardii)

Native to: 

Sub-Saharan African and Yemen

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on plants in the Acanthaceae family

Interesting Fact: 

The clouded mother of pearl has a capacity for colonizing disturbed areas in the forest zone. Because of increased deforestation it is being found more frequently inside the forest zone proper.

Photograph by: 
Patty Dodson