Pseudonympha magoides

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Pseudonympha magoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. magoides
Binomial name
Pseudonympha magoides
van Son, 1955[1]

Pseudonympha magoides, the false silver-bottom brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape, along the Drakensberg foothills into Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Mpumalanga, north to the Wolkberg. It is also found in Free State and Gauteng.

The wingspan is 46–48 mm for males and 44–46 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to May (with peaks depending on the location). There are two overlapping generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Poaceae grasses, including Ehrharta erecta.


  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.