AnAge entry for Bicyclus anynana

Classification (HAGRID: 00008)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda (Taxon entry)
        Class: Insecta (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lepidoptera
                Family: Nymphalidae
                    Genus: Bicyclus
Species
Bicyclus anynana
Common name
Squinting bush brown

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
0.5 years (wild)
Source
ref. 811
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, this African butterfly exhibits seasonal polyphenism as a result of alternating dry and wet seasons. During the dry season they remain mostly inactive [0809]. In the lab, these organisms may live around 0.3 years and reproduce when about 2 weeks of age [0418]. In the wild, one study in Uganda found that males can live up to 0.5 years [0811], but possibly they can live longer in other locations.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
15 days
Male sexual maturity
15 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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