The Swanepoel’s Widow (Dira swanepoeli) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the southern slopes of the Blouberg Range in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.
The wingspan is 58-65 mm for males and 60-68 mm for females. Adults are on wing from late February to early March. There is one generation per year
The larvae feed on various Poaceae species, including Eragrostis aspera, Ehrharta erecta and Pennisetum clandestinum.
- Dira swanepoeli swanepoeli (northern Transvaal)
- Dira swanepoeli isolata van Son, 1955 (Blouberg Range in northern Transvaal)
- ^ Dira, Site of Markku Savela
- ^ Woodhall, S. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town:Struik Publishers, 2005.