Euchrysops dolorosa

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Euchrysops dolorosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Euchrysops
Species: E. dolorosa
Binomial name
Euchrysops dolorosa
(Trimen & Bowker, 1887)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena dolorosa Trimen & Bowker, 1887

Euchrysops dolorosa, the Sabi smoky blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, from the East Cape to KwaZulu-Natal, the eastern part of the Orange Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, the Limpopo province, and the North West province.

The wingspan is 22–26 mm for males and 23–29 mm for females. Adults are on wing from August to March depending on spring rains. There are several generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Salvia and Ocimum species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Euchrysops 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.