Chloroselas pseudozeritis

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Chloroselas pseudozeritis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chloroselas
Species: C. pseudozeritis
Binomial name
Chloroselas pseudozeritis
(Trimen, 1873)[1]
  • Aphnaeus pseudo-zeritis Trimen, 1873
  • Chloroselas pseudozeritis tytleri f. umbrosa Talbot, 1935

Chloroselas pseudozeritis, the brilliant gem, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southern Africa.

The wingspan is 20–24 mm for males and females. Adults are on wing year-round with peaks from September to November and from March to May.[2]

The larvae feed on Acacia species and Julbernardia globiflora. The larvae are known to live in tunnels in twigs of Julbernardia globiflora.


  • Chloroselas pseudozeritis pseudezeritis (Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi)
  • Chloroselas pseudozeritis tytleri Riley, 1932 (Tanzania, eastern Kenya, Ethiopia)
  • Chloroselas pseudozeritis umbrosa Jackson, 1966 (western Kenya, possibly Uganda)
  1. ^ Chloroselas 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.