Pseudonympha paragaika

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Pseudonympha paragaika
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. paragaika
Binomial name
Pseudonympha paragaika
Vári, 1971[1]

Pseudonympha paragaika, the Golden Gate brown, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in South Africa, it has only been recorded from sandstone buttresses on the Golden Gate Highlands in Free State.

The wingspan is 42–46 mm for males and 44–47 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to January. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses, probably including Merxmuellera species.

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.