Eagris nottoana

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Eagris nottoana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Eagris
Species: E. nottoana
Binomial name
Eagris nottoana
(Wallengren, 1857)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pterygospidea nottoana Wallengren, 1857
  • Tagiades smithii Mabille, [1887]
  • Nisoniades phyllophila Trimen, 1883
  • Nisoniades flavipalpis Plötz, 1884
  • Eagris melancholica Mabille, 1890
  • Sarangesa quadrimaculata Neustetter, 1916

Eagris nottoana, the rufous-winged flat or rufous-winged elfin, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from South Africa to Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia and on Madagascar.

The wingspan is 35–42 mm for males and 39–43 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round in warmer areas with peaks in summer and autumn.[2]

The larvae feed on Grewia occidentalis, Dombeya cymosa, Scutia commersoni, Scutia myrtina and Rinorea arborea.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Eagris nottoana nottoana (Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa: Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Province)
  • Eagris nottoana knysna Evans, 1946 (from the western to the eastern Cape in coastal Afromontane forests)
  • Eagris nottoana smithii (Mabille, [1887]) (south-western Madagascar)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eagris 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.