Deudorix dinomenes

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Deudorix dinomenes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Deudorix
Species: D. dinomenes
Binomial name
Deudorix dinomenes
Grose-Smith, 1887[1]
  • Virachola dinomenes
  • Deudorix (Virachola) dinomenes
  • Deudorix diomedes Jackson, 1966

Deudorix dinomenes, the orange playboy, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.

The wingspan is 24–30 mm for males and 26–32 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round with a peak from April to July.[2]

The larvae probably feed on the fruit of Deinbollia species


  • Deudorix dinomenes dinomenes (coast of Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, eastern Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal to the north)
  • Deudorix dinomenes diomedes Jackson, 1966 (Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, western Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya: west to the Kakamega Forest, western Tanzania)


  1. ^ "Deudorix Hewitson, 1863" 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.