Actizera stellata

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Actizera stellata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Actizera
Species: A. stellata
Binomial name
Actizera stellata
(Trimen, 1883)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena stellata Trimen, 1883

Actizera stellata, the red-clover blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa, Ethiopia, southern Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Tanzania and northern Malawi. In South Africa it is found in the East Cape and the southern part of the Orange Free State.

The wingspan is 13–18 mm for males and 15–19 mm for females. Adults are on wing from January to May, with a peak from January to February. There is one extended generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Trifolium africanum.

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.