The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Dingana fraterna Henning & Henning, 1996

Stoffberg widow


Stoffberg (southwest), Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Last Record
Rediscovered in
20 October 2014
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE forum thread
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Henning, G. A. and Henning, S. F. (1996). [url=]A review of the genus Dingana van Son (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) with descriptions of a new genus, three new species and three new subspecies[/url]. Metamorphosis 7(4): 153-172.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Henning, Graham. (2015). [url=]Lepidoptera conservation in South Africa - part 2[/url]. Babbel Blues 3: 18-23.

Lawrence, James M. (2015). Rediscovery of the threatened Stoffberg Widow butterfly, [i]Dingana fraterna[/i]: the value of citizen scientists for African conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10841-015-9787-0 [[url=]Abstract[/url]]

Mecenero, S; Ball, J.B.; Edge, D.A.; Hamer, M.L.; Henning, G.A.; Kruger, M.; Pringle, E.L.; Terblanche, R.F.; Williams, M.C. (2013). Conservation Assessment of Butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland: Red List and Atlas, pp 676. Saftronics and the Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town. [[url=]Available here[/url]]

Woodhall, S. (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town:Struik Publishers.

Woodhall SE (2013) Genus Dingana van Son, 1955. In: Mecenero S, Ball JB, Edge DA, Hamer ML, Henning GA, Krüger M, Pringle EL, Terblanche RF, Williams MC (eds) Conservation assessment of butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland: red list and atlas. Saftronics, Johannesburg, pp. 236-241