Abantis venosa

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Abantis venosa
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Abantis
Species: A. venosa
Binomial name
Abantis venosa
Trimen, 1889[1]
  • Leucochitonea umvulensis Sharpe, 1890
  • Abantis plerotica Karsch, 1896
  • Abantis venosa f. fulva Evans, 1937
  • Abantis flava Evans, 1937

Abantis venosa, the veined skipper or veined paradise skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Zululand, Swaziland, Transvaal, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.

The wingspan is 36–41 mm for males and 35–45 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round with peaks in late summer from February to April and in spring from August to November.[2]

The larvae feed on Pterocarpus rotundifolius and Pterocarpus brenanii.


  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.