Sevenia morantii

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Morant's tree hymph
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In Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Sevenia
Species: S. morantii
Binomial name
Sevenia morantii
(Trimen, 1881)
Synonyms
  • Crenis morantii Trimen, 1881
  • Sallya morantii

Sevenia morantii, the obscure tree nymph or Morant's tree nymph, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found in southern Africa.

Wingspan: 40–45 mm in males and 43–50 mm in females.[1] Flight period year round but mainly between December and May.[1]

The larvae feed on Macaranga kilimandscharica, Excoecaria bussei and Sapium species (including S. ellipticum).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.