Dingana fraterna

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

Dingana fraterna, the Stoffberg widow, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is only known from one hillside to the south-west of the Stoffberg in the Mpumalanga province.

The wingspan is 56–61 mm for males and 55–57 mm for females. Adults are on wing from mid-to late October. There is one generation per year[2]

The larvae probably feed on various Poaceae species.

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.