Dingana clara

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Wolkberg widow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Satyrini
Genus: Dingana
Species: D. clara
Binomial name
Dingana clara
(van Son, 1940)[1]
Synonyms
  • Dingana dingana clara

Dingana clara, the Wolkberg widow, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is only known from the Wolkberg in 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.