Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Common Hottentot SkipperGegenes niso niso

Male upperside                                         Female upperside                            Male underside

Resident, fairly common, confined to coastal regions and inland about 100 km. Flies in summer months.
Identification
Wingspan 29-35 mm. Female darker with small yellow spots.
Behaviour
Flies throughout the day. Darting flight in grassy areas, rests on bare ground or feeds at flowers.
Larval foodplants
Ehrharta erecta, Pennisetum clandestinum, Themeda triandra