Neita extensa

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Neita extensa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Neita
Species: N. extensa
Binomial name
Neita extensa
(Butler, 1898)[1]
  • Neocoenyra extensa Butler, 1898
  • Neocoenyra duplex var. major Trimen, 1906

Neita extensa, the savanna brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa from Mpumalanga to Limpopo and further north to Zimbabwe.

The wingspan is 43–48 mm for males and 45–50 mm for females. Adults are on wing from late November to mid-April (with a peak in mid-summer). There is a single extended generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses. Larvae have been reared on Ehrharta erecta.


  1. ^ "Neita van Son, 1955" 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.