Tsitana dicksoni

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Tsitana dicksoni
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Tsitana
Species:
T. dicksoni
Binomial name
Tsitana dicksoni
Evans, 1955 [1]

Tsitana dicksoni, the Dickson's sylph, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in South Africa where it is only known from the Franschhoek Pass and Klein Drakenstein Mountains in the Western Cape and Garcia's and Robinson Pass. The habitat consists of grassy spots in montane fynbos vegetation. [2]

The wingspan is 35–37 mm for males and 40–42 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to December. There is one generation per year. [3]

The larvae possibly feed on Pseudopentameris macrantha .

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References

  1. Tsitana at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. Afrotropical Butterflies: Hesperiidae - Subfamily Heteropterinae
  3. Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN   978-1-86872-724-7.