Cassionympha camdeboo

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Cassionympha camdeboo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Cassionympha
Species: C. camdeboo
Binomial name
Cassionympha camdeboo
(Dickson, 1981)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseudonympha camdeboo Dickson 1981

Cassionympha camdeboo, the Camdeboo brown, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in South Africa, it is only known from the dry Nama Karoo of the Camdeboo Mountains near Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 33–37 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to December. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae, including grasses, sedges and restios.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cassionympha van Son, 1955" 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.