Pseudonympha varii

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Pseudonympha varii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudonympha
Species: P. varii
Binomial name
Pseudonympha varii
van Son, 1955[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseudonympha varii f. caeca Woodhall, 2000

Pseudonympha varii, or Vari's brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, from the Eastern Cape, Malutis and the Drakensberg to the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

The wingspan is 46–50 mm for males and 44–48 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to December and from January to March. There are two generations per year in most of the range, but there is a single generation with adults on wing from December to January at high altitudes.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses or Cyperaceae sedges.

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.