Anthene lindae

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Anthene lindae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Anthene
Species: A. lindae
Binomial name
Anthene lindae
Henning & Henning, 1994[1]

Anthene lindae, the Linda's hairtail, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is only known from a few localities in the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is about 19 mm for males and about 22 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to December. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae possibly feed on Acacia erioloba species.


  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.