Baliochila lipara

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Baliochila lipara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Baliochila
Species: B. lipara
Binomial name
Baliochila lipara
Stempffer & Bennett, 1953[1]

Baliochila lipara, the Lipara buff, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Malawi and from Zimbabwe to the coast of eastern Kenya. It has recently been discovered in the Manguzi and Temble areas of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The habitat consists of deciduous woodland and savanna at altitudes ranging from 500 to 1,000 metres.

The larvae feed on algae (cyanobacteria) growing on trees.[2]


  1. ^ Baliochila at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Liptenina