Abantis bicolor

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Abantis bicolor
Abantis bicolor (Hesperiidae) (4804542896).jpg
Scientific classification edit
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

Abantis bicolor, the bicoloured skipper,[2] is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae and the subfamily Pyrginae. Described in 1864,[3] found in South Africa, Abantis bicolor 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abantis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ "A flutter of excitement in Krantzkloof". Safari.com. April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Abantis bicolor (Trimen, 1864)". African Butterfly Database. April 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.