Coenyra rufiplaga

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Coenyra rufiplaga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Coenyra
Species: C. rufiplaga
Binomial name
Coenyra rufiplaga
Trimen, 1906[1]

Coenyra rufiplaga, the Secucuni shadefly, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, it is widespread in Limpopo from the Waterberg Biosphere and Strydpoortberg to the Wolkberg.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to May (with a peak in late summer).[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae species.

References[edit]

  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.