Pseudonympha poetula

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Pseudonympha poetula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. poetula
Binomial name
Pseudonympha poetula
Trimen, 1891[1]

Pseudonympha poetula, the Drakenberg brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa on cool high altitude grassy hills and summits from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal border along the Little Berg Hills. It is also found at high altitudes in the Free State, north along the eastern Mpumalanga hills to Limpopo.

The wingspan is 42–44 mm for males and 43–46 mm for females. Adults are on wing from mid-August to late October. 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.