Ypthima granulosa

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Granular ringlet
Ypthima granulosa inocellata.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ypthima
Species: Y. granulosa
Binomial name
Ypthima granulosa
Butler, 1883[1]
Synonyms
  • Ypthima asterope ab. binucholata Strand, 1909
  • Ypthima asterope ab. inocellata Strand, 1909
  • Ypthima asterope ab. triocellata Strand, 1909
  • Ypthima asterope ab. biocellata Strand, 1909
  • Ypthima asterope ab. biocelligera Strand, 1909
  • Ypthima asterope ab. interrupta Strand, 1909
  • Ypthima asterope ab. uniocellata Strand, 1909
  • Ypthima cataractae van Son, 1955

Ypthima granulosa, the granular ringlet, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Mozambique and eastern Africa, south to extreme northern South Africa.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round with peak in early summer and autumn in southern Africa.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ypthima 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.