Stugeta subinfuscata

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Stugeta subinfuscata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Stugeta
Species: S. subinfuscata
Binomial name
Stugeta subinfuscata
(Grünberg, 1910)[1]
Synonyms
  • Iolaus subinfuscata (Grünberg, 1910)
  • Stugeta bowkeri subinfuscata Grünberg, 1910

Stugeta subinfuscata, the dusky sapphire, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southern Africa.

The wingspan is 25–28 mm for males and 27–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing in summer, with peaks in September and October. There are multiple generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Tapinanthus oleifolius.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Iolaus subinfuscata subinfuscata
  • Iolaus subinfuscata reynoldsi Dickson, 1980 (succulent karoo and arid savannah in Northern Cape from Garies to Upington and Kuruman, north to Namibia and Botswana)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iolaus 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. 

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