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Common Hottentot Skipper

Resident, fairly common, confined to coastal regions and inland about 100 km. Flies in summer months.

Family Name:
Gegenes niso niso
Common Name:
Common Hottentot Skipper
Wingspan 29-35 mm. Female darker with small yellow spots.
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