Pseudonympha machacha

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Pseudonympha machacha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. machacha
Binomial name
Pseudonympha machacha
Riley, 1938[1]

Pseudonympha machacha, the Machacha brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, mainly in Lesotho, but also in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

The wingspan is 34–35 mm for males and 32–34 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to February. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.


  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.