Lepidochrysops australis

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Lepidochrysops australis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. australis
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops australis
Tite, 1964[1]

Lepidochrysops australis, the southern blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, from the above Greyton and Caledon along the coastal ranges to the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 33–40 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to March. There is one or possibly two generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Selago species.


  1. ^ Lepidochrysops 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.