Stygionympha curlei

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Stygionympha curlei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Stygionympha
Species: S. curlei
Binomial name
Stygionympha curlei
Henning & Henning, 1996[1]

Stygionympha curlei, or Curle's brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, at high altitudes ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 meters along the Drakensberg mountain-range in northern KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 43–48 mm for males and 45–48 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to January. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses or Cyperaceae sedges.


  1. ^ "Stygionympha van Son, 1955" 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.