Stygionympha dicksoni (Riley, 1938:233)

Disckson’s brown, Dickson's hillside brown, Tygerberg Hillside brown



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pseudonympha dicksoni Riley, 1938:233 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1985

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Tygerberg Hills, Western Cape (south-western), South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Riley, N. D. (1938). Descriptions of new or little known South African Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 87(10): 233-245. [First page]


Other references:

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

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.


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