Harpendyreus noquasa

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

Harpendyreus noquasa, the marsh blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, from the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, north along the escarpment to Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 17–23 mm for males and 18–24 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to March in two main generations, one in spring (from September to November) and again in late summer (in March).[2]

The larvae feed on Alchemilla capensis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harpendyreus 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.