Spialia delagoae

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Spialia delagoae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Spialia
Species: S. delagoae
Binomial name
Spialia delagoae
(Trimen, 1898)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pyrgus delagoae Trimen, 1898
  • Syrichtus delagoae

Spialia delagoae, the Delagoa sandman or Delagoa grizzled skipper, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Namibia, Botswana, Transvaal, Swaziland, Zululand, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Kenya. The habitat consists of moist and dry savanna.[2]

The wingspan is 21–24 mm for males and 24–28 mm for females. There are two generations per year with peaks from February to March and from August to September.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spialia at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Hesperiidae - Subfamily Pyrginae
  3. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.