Stygionympha dicksoni

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Stygionympha dicksoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Stygionympha
Species: S. dicksoni
Binomial name
Stygionympha dicksoni
(Riley, 1938)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseudonympha dicksoni Riley, 1938

Stygionympha dicksoni, or Disckson's brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, in the south-western part of the Western Cape. It was also found at the Tygerberg, but is now extirpated from there.

The wingspan is 34–37 mm for males and 35–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to October. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Poaceae grasses, including Tribolium echinatum.

References[edit]

  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.