Anthene juanitae

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Juanita's hairtail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Anthene
Species: A. juanitae
Binomial name
Anthene juanitae
Henning & Henning, 1993[1]

Anthene juanitae, the Juanita's hairtail, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa (Limpopo). It is found in dense riverine vegetation along the Olifants River.

The wingspan is about 25 mm in males and 27–29 mm in females.[2]

Pupae have been found under a flat rock lying amongst gravel and sand. They were pale reddish brown mottled with black.[3]


  1. ^ Anthene 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. 
  3. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Lycaenesthini