Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Deudorix
Family: Lycaenidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
antalus
NOTES

A medium-sized butterfly which often sits low down on the sunny side of shrubs and trees or flies rapidly around returning to the same perch. They have a single long tail on each hind wing. The eggs are laid on the pods of various legumes, such as the boerboon, and the larvae feed on the seeds.


AUTHORITY
(Hopffer, 1855)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The upper side of the wings are brown while the lower surface is grey with darker spots and markings
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Brown playboy
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Found on shrubs in sheltered areas of the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
March
All year
Synonyms for Species
Dipsas antalus
Lycaena anta
Deudorix gambius



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