Abantis tettensis

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Abantis tettensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Abantis
Species:
A. tettensis
Binomial name
Abantis tettensis

Abantis tettensis, the spotted velvet skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in South-West Africa, Botswana, Transvaal, northern Cape, from Zimbabwe to Zaire and in Kenya.

The wingspan is 35–40 mm for males and 35–45 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to April (with a peak from October to November). There is one extended generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Grewia species including Grewia flava and Grewia monticola.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abantis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.