Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Metisella
Family: Hesperiidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
metis
Sub Species
metis
NOTES

This small butterfly often rests on low growing plants with its wings outstretched. The larvae feed on grasses.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A very dark brown to black butterfly with vivid orange spots
Colour: Brown
Notes: Patterned in orange and brown
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Gold spotted sylph
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Found flying and settling frequently in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Sometimes visits flowers in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Urbicola metis



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