Sevenia natalensis

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Natal tree nymph
Sallya natalensis.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Sevenia
Species: S. natalensis
Binomial name
Sevenia natalensis
(Boisduval, 1847)
Synonyms
  • Crenis natalensis Boisduval, 1847
  • Asterope natalensis
  • Sallya natalensis
  • Crenis wallengreni Staudinger, 1886
  • Sallya natalensis f. melania van Son, 1979

Sevenia natalensis, the Natal tree nymph, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found in southeastern Africa.[1]

Wingspan: 40–48 mm.[2]

Flight period year round, peaking between February and May.[2]

Larvae feed of Sapium reticulatum and Sapium integerrimum.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sallya at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b c Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.