Dingana angusta

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Narrow-banded widow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Satyrini
Genus: Dingana
Species: D. angusta
Binomial name
Dingana angusta
Henning & Henning, 1996[1]

Dingana angusta, the narrow-banded widow, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in grasslands the eastern highlands from northern Swaziland to Mpumalanga and the Limpopo Province.

The wingspan is 60–65 mm for males and 56–62 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to November (with a peak in October). There is one generation per year[2]

The larvae probably feed on various Poaceae species, including Pennisetum clandestinum.

References[edit]

  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.