Pseudonympha swanepoeli

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

Pseudonympha swanepoeli, or Swanepoel's brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, it is only known from Houtbosdorp in Limpopo and Whisky Spruit, the Verloren Vallei, Mount Sheba and Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 46–50 mm for males and 44–48 mm for females. Adults are on wing from February to March in the north and from November to February in the south. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses or Cyperaceae sedges.


  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.