Calleagris kobela

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Calleagris kobela
Mrs Raven's Skipper (Calleagris kobela).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Calleagris
Species: C. kobela
Binomial name
Calleagris kobela
(Trimen, 1864)[1]
Synonyms
  • Nisoniades kobela Trimen, 1864

Calleagris kobela, the Mrs Raven's flat or Mrs Raven's skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in South Africa, in Afromontane forests from the eastern Cape along the Amatolas and coastal forests to KwaZulu-Natal up to the midlands.

The wingspan is 42–44 mm for males and 43–45 mm for females. There is one generation in late summer with peaks from February to March.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calleagris 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.