Kedestes mohozutza

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Kedestes mohozutza
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Erionotini
Genus: Kedestes
Species: K. mohozutza
Binomial name
Kedestes mohozutza
(Wallengren, 1857)[1]
  • Hesperia mohozutza Wallengren, 1857

Kedestes mohozutza, the fulvous ranger or harlequin skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found from South Africa to Kenya, Zaire and Uganda.

The wingspan is 27–31 mm for males and 33–42 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to March (with a peak from November to December). There is one generation per year.[2]


  1. ^ Kedestes 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.