Crudaria leroma

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Silver-spotted grey
Crudaria leroma, J Dobson, a.jpg
Silver-spotted grey (Crudaria leroma) male underside.jpg
Male, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Crudaria
Species: C. leroma
Binomial name
Crudaria leroma
(Wallengren, 1857)[1]
  • Arhopala leroma Wallengren, 1857
  • Zeritis zorites Hewitson, 1874
  • Cigaritis delagoensis Sharpe, 1891
  • Crudaria leroma f. albomaculata Aurivillius, 1923

Crudaria leroma, the silver-spotted grey, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in south-western Africa, including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa. In South Africa, it is found from the Western to the Eastern and Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and Gauteng provinces.

The wingspan is 20–32 mm for males and 25–34 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round in warmer areas and from October to March in cooler areas.[2]

The larvae feed on Acacia karroo, A. sieberana, and Elephantorrhiza burkei.


  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.