Crudaria wykehami

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Wykeham's grey
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Crudaria
Species: C. wykehami
Binomial name
Crudaria wykehami
Dickson, 1983[1]

Crudaria wykehami, the Wykeham's grey, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found only in South Africa's Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 20–32 mm for males and 25–34 mm for females. Adults fly year-round particularly from November to February.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Acacia karroo.

References[edit]

  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.