Dingana alaedeus

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Wakkerstroom widow
Dingana alaedeus, J Dobson, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Satyrini
Genus: Dingana
Species: D. alaedeus
Binomial name
Dingana alaedeus
Henning & Henning, 1984[1]

Dingana alaedeus, the Wakkerstroom widow, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is only known from high altitude grassland in the southern part of the Mpumalanga province and from KwaZulu-Natal.

The wingspan is 51–55 mm for males and 50–54 mm for females. Adults are on wing from mid-October to December (with a peak in November or December). There is one generation per year[2]

The larvae probably feed on various Poaceae species. Larvae have been reared on Pennisetum clandestinum.


  1. ^ Dingana 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.