Crudaria capensis

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Crudaria capensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Crudaria
Species: C. capensis
Binomial name
Crudaria capensis
van Son, 1956[1]

Crudaria capensis, the Cape grey, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, in the provinces of Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 20–32 mm for males and 25–34 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to December. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Zygophyllum retrofractum.


  1. ^ Crudaria 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.