Deloneura millari

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Deloneura millari
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Deloneura
Species: D. millari
Binomial name
Deloneura millari
Trimen, 1906[1]

Deloneura millari, the Millar's buff, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. The habitat consists of coastal bush and moist savannah.[2]

The wingspan is 23–27 mm for males and 24–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to October and from March to May. There are two generations per year.[3]

The larvae possibly feed on cyanobacteria species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Deloneura millari millari (Swaziland and savannah and open coastal forest from the Eastern Cape along the coast to northern KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Deloneura millari dondoensis Pennington, 1953 (Dondo Forest in Mozambigue)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deloneura at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Epitolina
  3. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.