Dingana kammanassiensis

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Kammanassie widow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Satyrini
Genus: Dingana
Species: D. kammanassiensis
Binomial name
Dingana kammanassiensis
Henning & Henning, 1994[1]
Synonyms
  • Serradinga kammanassiensis (Henning & Henning, 1994)

Dingana kammanassiensis, the Kammanassie widow, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is only known from the slopes of the Kammanassie massif near Uniondale in South Africa.

The wingspan is 41–60 mm for males and 52–58 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to January (with a peak in December). There is one generation per year[2]

The larvae probably feed on various Poaceae species, probably including Merxmuellera 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.