Sarangesa seineri

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Dusted elfin
Dark Elfin (Sarangesa seineri) (16232734454).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Sarangesa
Species: S. seineri
Binomial name
Sarangesa seineri
Strand, 1909[1]
  • Sarangesa seineri tanga Evans, 1937

Sarangesa seineri, the dusted elfin or dark elfin, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Natal, the former Transvaal and Botswana and from Zimbabwe to Kenya and the DRC.

The wingspan is 36–38 mm for males and 38–40 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, although they are scarcer in winter and the dry season.[2]

The larvae feed on Peristrophe hensii.



  1. ^ Sarangesa 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.