Anthene millari

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Anthene millari
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Anthene
Species: A. millari
Binomial name
Anthene millari
(Trimen, 1893)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaenesthes millari Trimen, 1893

Anthene millari, Millar's hairtail, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa and Malawi. In South Africa, it is found in the Eastern Cape, the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The wingspan is 21–24 mm for males and 22–28 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to January, with a peak in November. There is a single extended generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Kalanchoe and Cotyledon species.

References[edit]

  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.