Kedestes sarahae

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Kedestes sarahae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Tribe: Erionotini
Genus: Kedestes
Species: K. sarahae
Binomial name
Kedestes sarahae
Henning & Henning, 1998[1][2]

Kedestes sarahae, or Sarah's ranger, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is only known from the Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 31–34 mm for males and 54–63 mm for females. Adults are on wing in late September.

The larvae probably feed on Merxmuellera species.[3]


External links[edit]

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