Platylesches ayresii

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Platylesches ayresii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Platylesches
Species: P. ayresii
Binomial name
Platylesches ayresii
(Trimen, 1889)[1]
  • Pamphila ayresii Trimen, 1889

Platylesches ayresii, the peppered hopper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in bushveld in Botswana, western Transvaal, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The habitat consists of dry savanna and grassland.

The wingspan is 27–32 mm for males and 35–38 mm for females.[2] Adults are on wing from July to April.

The larvae feed on Parinari capensis.[3]


  1. ^ Platylesches 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. 
  3. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Hesperiidae - Subfamily Hesperiinae

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