Neita neita

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Neita neita
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Neita
Species: N. neita
Binomial name
Neita neita
(Wallengren, 1875)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseudonympha neita Wallengren, 1875

Neita neita, the Neita brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa in several isolated populations in grassland and grassy savanna covered hillsides from Eastern Cape into KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West.

The wingspan is 45–50 mm for males and 45–58 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to March (with a peak in December). There is a single extended generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.

References[edit]

  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.