Pseudonympha narycia

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Pseudonympha narycia
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In Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. narycia
Binomial name
Pseudonympha narycia
Synonyms
  • Paternympha narycia Wallengren, 1857

Pseudonympha narycia, the spotted-eye brown or small hillside brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, from the Northern Cape north to Vryburg, east Gauteng and North West, Limpopo, south to Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. It is also present in Zimbabwe.

The wingspan is 40–44 mm for males and 42–47 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.