Stygionympha geraldi

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Stygionympha geraldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Stygionympha
Species: S. geraldi
Binomial name
Stygionympha geraldi
Pennington, 1970[1]

Stygionympha geraldi, or Gerald's brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, in succulent Karoo areas inland from the Northern Cape coast.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm. Adults are on wing from September to October. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.

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.