Coenyra hebe

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Coenyra hebe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Coenyra
Species: C. hebe
Binomial name
Coenyra hebe
(Trimen, 1862)[1]
  • Yphthima hebe Trimen, 1862

Coenyra hebe, the Zulu shadefly, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, in KwaZulu-Natal from Durban north along the coastal plain to Maputaland. It is also found from Greytown to Swaziland and Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round (with a peak from November to January).[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae species. Larvae have been reared on Ehrharta erecta.


  1. ^ "Coenyra Hewitson, 1865" 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.