Iolaus obscura

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Iolaus obscura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Iolaus
Species: I. obscura
Binomial name
Iolaus obscura
Aurivillius, 1923[1]
  • Iolaus (Epamera) obscurus
  • Iolaus yusuf Koçak, 1996

Iolaus obscura, the obscure sapphire, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in northern Namibia.[2] The habitat consists of dry savanna.

Adults have been recorded in December.

The larvae feed on Plicosepalus kalachariensis.


  1. ^ Iolaus at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Subtribe Iolaina