Erikssonia (butterfly)

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Erikssonia genus.jpg
E. acraeina and E. cooksoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Genus: Erikssonia
Trimen, 1891

Erikssonia is a genus of butterflies in the Lycaenidae family. They are found on sandy substrates, though E. edgei appears to be found on more loamy sand than its congeners.[1] They are slow fliers.


There are four species:[2]


  1. ^ "Erikssonia edgei (Waterberg Copper)". Brenton Blue Trust. 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Williams, Mark C. (2015). "Genus Erikssonia Trimen, 1891". Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region (PDF). (14 ed.). Retrieved 9 June 2016. 

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