Leptomyrina henningi

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Leptomyrina henningi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Leptomyrina
Species: L. henningi
Binomial name
Leptomyrina henningi
Dickson, 1976[1]

Leptomyrina henningi, the Henning's black-eye, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in south-west Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. In South Africa, it is found from Free State to Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.

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 Crassula alba and Cotyledon orbiculata.

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.