Hamanumida daedalus

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Hamanumida daedalus
Guineafowl (Hamanumida daedalus).jpg
Guinea-fowl butterfly Hamanumida daedalus.jpg
Ithala Game Reserve
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Adoliadini
Genus: Hamanumida
Hübner, 1819
Species: H. daedalus
Binomial name
Hamanumida daedalus
(Fabricius, 1775)


  • Canopus Felder, 1861
  • Leucotricha Rothschild & Jordan, 1903


  • Papilio daedalus Fabricius, 1775
  • Papilio meleagris Cramer, [1775]
  • Papilio melantha Fabricius, 1775
  • Papilio hesperus Fabricius, 1793
  • Hamanumida daedalus var. meleagrina Staudinger, 1886
  • Hamanumida daedalus f. bicolor Ungemach, 1932
  • Hamanumida daedalus f. icarus Stoneham, 1965

Hamanumida daedalus, the guineafowl, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae and only member of the genus Hamanumida. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone[1] (Natal, Swaziland, Transvaal, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Botswana, tropical Africa (dry lowland areas) and southwest Arabia).

The wingspan is 55–65 mm for males and 60–78 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, with peaks in midwinter and summer.[2]

The larvae feed on Combretum and Terminalia species.


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