Afrodryas leda

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Autumn leaf vagrant
Afrodryas leda, J Dobson, a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Tribe: Colotini
Genus: Afrodryas
Stoneham, 1957
Species: A. leda
Binomial name
Afrodryas leda
(Boisduval, 1847)
Synonyms
  • Dryas leda Boisduval, 1847
  • Anthocharis tekoukoule Guérin-Méneville, 1849
  • Dryas wahlbergi Wallengren, 1857
  • Eronia trimeni Oberthür, 1878
  • Eronia leda cygnophila Suffert, 1904
  • Eronia leda pupillata Strand, 1911
  • Eronia leda var. inargyrata Gaede, 1916
  • Eronia leda f. trimeni ab. gomensis Dufrane, 1945
  • Eronia leda f. trimeni ab. flava Dufrane, 1945
  • Afodryas leda f. clytaemnestra Stoneham, 1957

Afrodryas leda, the autumn leaf vagrant or orange-and-lemon, is a butterfly of the Pieridae family. It is found throughout Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 50–55 mm for males and 48–56 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year-round in warmer areas with peaks in late summer and autumn.[2]

The larvae feed on Capparis tomentosa.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eronia, funet.fi
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.