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Cape Autumn Widow

Resident, confined to south-western Cape coastal regions. Flies in March / April only.

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Family Name:
Dira clytus clytus
Common Name:
Cape Autumn Widow
Wingspan 45-55 mm. Male and female similar.
Flies mostly in the morning. Flutters about in grassy places.
Larval foodplants:
Panicum deustum, Ehrharta erecta