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Spialia paula

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hesperiidae
Scientific name  Spialia paula
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Spialia
Rank  Species

Spialia paula, the mite sandman, is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family. It is found in Botswana, Transvaal and Zimbabwe. The habitat consists of dry savanna.

The wingspan is 20–27 mm. This is a small butterfly that is primarily brown with white spots on the dorsal side of the wings. Adults are on wing between August and April. Adults of both sexes feed from flowers.

References

Spialia paula Wikipedia


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