Physcaeneura panda

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Physcaeneura panda
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Physcaeneura
Species: P. panda
Binomial name
Physcaeneura panda
(Boisduval, 1847)[1]
Synonyms
  • Satyrys panda Boisduval, 1847

Physcaeneura panda, the dark-webbed ringlet, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, it is common and widespread in the hot dry savanna of KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.

The wingspan is 34–38 mm for males and 35–39 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to May (with a peak in late summer).[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae species. Larvae have been reared on Ehrharta erecta and Pennisetum clandestinum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Physcaeneura Wallengren, 1857" 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.