Neita lotenia

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Neita lotenia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Neita
Species: N. lotenia
Binomial name
Neita lotenia
(van Son, 1949)[1]
  • Melampias lotenia van Son, 1949

Neita lotenia, the Loteni brown, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in South Africa on grassy mountain slopes on high altitude grasslands along the southern and south-eastern KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho part of the Drakensberg.

The wingspan is 45–48 mm for males and females. Adults are on wing from late November to January. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.


  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.