Ypthima antennata

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Ypthima antennata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ypthima
Species: Y. antennata
Binomial name
Ypthima antennata
van Son, 1955[1]

Ypthima antennata, the clubbed ringlet, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in eastern Africa, South Africa, western Kenya, southern Sudan, Nigeria and Ghana.

The wingspan is 30–34 mm for males and 32–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round with peaks from September to May in southern Africa.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Poaceae grasses.[citation needed]


The species may be divided into the following subspecies:

  • Ypthima antennata antennata
  • Ypthima antennata cornesi Kielland, 1982


  1. ^ "Ypthima Hübner, 1818" 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.