Coeliades lorenzo

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Lorenzo red-tab policeman
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Coeliades
Species: C. lorenzo
Binomial name
Coeliades lorenzo
Evans, 1947[1]
  • Coeliades keithloa r. lorenzo Evans, 1946

Coeliades lorenzo, the Lorenzo red-tab policeman, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in South Africa in the Maputaland forests of northern KwaZulu-Natal, and northwards into Mozambique.

The wingspan is 58–64 mm for males and 61–66 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year-round in warmer areas with peaks in late summer and autumn.[2]

The larvae feed on Acridocarpus natalitius.


  1. ^ Coeliades 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.