Abantis bicolor

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Abantis bicolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Abantis
Species: A. bicolor
Binomial name
Abantis bicolor
(Trimen, 1864)[1]
Synonyms
  • Leucochitonea bicolor Trimen, 1864

The Bicoloured Skipper (Abantis bicolor) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in South Africa, it is restricted to lowland forests from the eastern Cape to the southern coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

The wingspan is 36–41 mm for males and 35–45 mm for females. There are two generations per year, with a peak in spring from October to November and a stronger peak in autumn from March to June.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abantis, Site of Markku Savela
  2. ^ Woodhall, S. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 2005.