Pseudonympha penningtoni

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

Pseudonympha penningtoni, or Pennington's brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, mainly in Lesotho at altitudes ranging from about 2,700 meters to the highest summits. It is also found in the Eastern Cape and the summits of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal.

The wingspan is 30–32 mm for males and 29–31 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.