Samiksha Jaiswal

Durbania amakosa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Durbania amakosa
Rank  Subspecies
Class  Insecta
Genus  Durbania
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Similar  Durbania, Butterflies and moths, Stygionympha, Baliochila, Chrysoritis

Durbania amakosa, the Amakosa rocksitter, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa.

The wingspan is 26–35 mm for males and 29–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to January. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on cyanobacteria species.

Subspecies

  • Durbania amakosa amakosa (KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape)
  • Durbania amakosa albescens Quickelberge, 1981 (localised from Margate to Port Edward in southern KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Durbania amakosa ayresi van Son, 1941 (along Drakensberg from Swaziland to Mpumalanga)
  • Durbania amakosa flavida Quickelberge, 1981 (rare and localised in lower KwaZulu-Natal hills)
  • Durbania amakosa natalensis van Son, 1959 (KwaZulu-Natal midlands and Drakensberg foothills)
  • Durbania amakosa penningtoni van Son, 1959 (Eastern Cape from Bedford to Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth)
  • Durbania amakosa sagittata Henning & Henning, 1993 (eastern Drakensberg and Maluti foothills and Free State)
  • References

    Durbania amakosa Wikipedia


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