Actizera lucida

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Actizera lucida
Rayed blue Actizera lucida S of Ntingwe.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Actizera
Species: A. lucida
Binomial name
Actizera lucida
(Trimen, 1883)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena lucida Trimen, 1883

Actizera lucida, the rayed blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found from eastern and southern Africa to Kenya. It is also found on Madagascar. In South Africa it is widespread from the West Cape to the Orange Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Limpopo Province and the North West Province.

The wingspan is 15–23 mm for males and 17–25 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, but are more common in summer.[2]

The larvae feed on Oxalis, Argyrolobium, Rhynchosia and Crotolaria lanceolata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Actizera at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.