Pseudonympha loxophthalma

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Pseudonympha loxophthalma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. loxophthalma
Binomial name
Pseudonympha loxophthalma
(Vári, 1971)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseudonympha narycia loxophthalma Vári, 1971
  • Paternympha loxophthalma

Pseudonympha loxophthalma, the big-eye brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, the Strydpoortberg, Wolkberg and Waterberg in Limpopo.

The wingspan is 38–42 mm for males and 40–45 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to December and from January to April. There are two generations per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pseudonympha 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.