|Gold spotted sylph|
|Female, Cape Town|
The wingspan is 26–34 mm for males and 30–33 mm for females. The upperside of the wings are dark brown or black with a number of gold spots. The flight period is year-round, peaking between September and November and between February and March.
- Metisella metis metis (South Africa: Western Cape Province, from the Cape Peninsula, east to the Swellendam district)
- Metisella metis paris Evans, 1937 (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa: Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape Province, Western Cape Province)
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