Axiocerses coalescens

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Axiocerses coalescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Aphnaeini
Genus: Axiocerses
Species: A. coalescens
Binomial name
Axiocerses coalescens
Henning & Henning, 1996[1]

Axiocerses coalescens, the black-tipped scarlet, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in wooded savanna areas in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and north-western South Africa and further to the north.

The wingspan is 24–32 mm for males and 25–34 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round.

The larvae feed on Acacia species. They are associated with ants of the family Formicidae.


  1. ^ Axiocerses at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

External links[edit]

  • Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.