Durbania limbata

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Durbania limbata
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Figures 1 and 2
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Durbania
Species: D. limbata
Binomial name
Durbania limbata
Trimen, 1887[1]
Synonyms
  • Durbania amabilis Staudinger, 1888

Durbania limbata, the Natal rocksitter, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in grassland in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, the north-eastern Free State and south-western Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 22–27 mm for males and 24–33 mm for females. Adults are on wing from March to April. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on cyanobacteria species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Durbania 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.