Leptomyrina gorgias

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Leptomyrina gorgias
Gonamyrina gorgias-01 (xndr).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Leptomyrina
Species: L. gorgias
Binomial name
Leptomyrina gorgias
(Stoll, [1790])[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio gorgias Stoll, [1790]
  • Gonamyrina gorgias
  • Leptomyrina lara cana Talbot, 1935
  • Leptomyrina lara sobrina Talbot, 1935

Leptomyrina gorgias, the common black-eye, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southern Africa.

The wingspan is 18.5–29 mm for males and 25–32 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round with peaks in November and March.[2]

The larvae feed on Kalanchoe, Crassula and Cotyledon species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Leptomyrina gorgias gorgias (East Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal, Orange Free State, southern Mozambique)
  • Leptomyrina gorgias sobrina Talbot, 1935 (Somalia, eastern Kenya, Tanzania, northern Mozambique, Zambia)
  • Leptomyrina gorgias cana Talbot, 1935 (western Kenya, Uganda)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leptomyrina 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.