Aslauga australis

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Aslauga australis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aslauga
Species: A. australis
Binomial name
Aslauga australis
Cottrell, 1981

Aslauga australis, the southern purple, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is known from only twenty locations consisting of savannah and coastal forest in the East Cape. It has also been recorded from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

The wingspan is 22–25 mm for males and 25–28 mm for females. Adults are on wing from spring to autumn.[1]


  1. ^ Woodhall, S. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 2005.
  • Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Aslauga australis. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded 30 October 2016.