Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Cape Autumn WidowDira clytus clytus

Male upperside                                         Male underside

Resident, confined to south-western Cape coastal regions. Flies in March/ April only.
Wingspan 45-55 mm. Male and female similar.
Flies mostly in the morning. Flutters about in grassy places.
Larval foodplants
Panicum deustum, Ehrharta erecta