Dingana fraterna Henning & Henning, 1996

Stoffberg widow



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 2002

Rediscovered in 20 October 2014



Stoffberg (southwest), Mpumalanga Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

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

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

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. [Available here]

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


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