Chrysoritis chrysantas

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Chrysoritis chrysantas
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chrysoritis
Species: C. chrysantas
Binomial name
Chrysoritis chrysantas
(Trimen, 1868)[1]
  • Zeritis chrysantas Trimen, 1868

Chrysoritis chrysantas, the Karoo daisy copper, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the Northern Cape to the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 22–25 mm for males and 27–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing from August to November and from March to May. There are two generations per year.[2]


  1. ^ Chrysoritis 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.