Cnodontes penningtoni

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Cnodontes penningtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Cnodontes
Species: C. penningtoni
Binomial name
Cnodontes penningtoni
Bennett, 1954[1]
  • Cnodontes vansoni Stempffer and Bennett, 1956

Cnodontes penningtoni, the Pennington's buff, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Swaziland, Transvaal, Botswana, south-west Africa and Mozambique.

The wingspan is 23–27 mm for males and 24–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from August to October and from February to April. There are two generations per year.[2]

The larvae possibly feed on cyanobacteria species.


  1. ^ Cnodontes 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.