Stygionympha wichgrafi

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Stygionympha wichgrafi
Stygionympha wichgrafi williami (Wichgraf's hillside brown).JPG
Stygionympha wichgrafi williami
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Stygionympha
Species: S. wichgrafi
Binomial name
Stygionympha wichgrafi
van Son, 1955[1]
Synonyms
  • Pseudonympha vigilans var. johannesburgensis Wichgraf, 1911

Stygionympha wichgrafi, or Wichgraf's brown, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

The wingspan is 40–50 mm. Adults are on wing from August to March. There are probably multiple generations per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.

Stygionympha wichgrafi williami

Subspecies[edit]

  • Stygionympha wichgrafi wichgrafi (hills of Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga)
  • Stygionympha wichgrafi lannini van Son, 1966 (Zimbabwe, Mozambique)
  • Stygionympha wichgrafi williami Henning & Henning, 1996 (KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and from the mountains of Lesotho to the Eastern Cape)
  • Stygionympha wichgrafi grisea Henning & Henning, 1996 (low altitude hinterland of the KwaZulu-Natal coast)

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.