Ypthima condamini

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Ypthima condamini
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ypthima
Species: Y. condamini
Binomial name
Ypthima condamini
Kielland, 1982[1]

Ypthima condamini, or Condamin's ringlet, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Ethiopia, from Sudan to South Africa and in western Africa.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are probably on wing year round.[2]

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

Subspecies[edit]

The species may be divided into the following subspecies:

  • Ypthima condamini condamini (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and the Limpopo Province of South Africa)
  • Ypthima condamini nigeriae Kielland, 1982 (Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon)

References[edit]

  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.