Baliochila aslauga

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Baliochila aslauga
In Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Baliochila
Species: B. aslauga
Binomial name
Baliochila aslauga
(Trimen, 1873)[1]
  • Liptena aslauga Trimen, 1873
  • Baliochila aslanga

Baliochila aslauga, the common buff, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, in the coastal and riverine forests of KwaZulu-Natal, inland along the Lebombo Mountains into Swaziland, Mpumalanga and north to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Victoria Falls.

The wingspan is 23.5–29 mm for males and 25–31 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to March. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on species of cyanobacteria.


  1. ^ Baliochila 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.