Wineland blue

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Wineland blue
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. bacchus
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops bacchus
Riley, 1938

The Wineland blue (Lepidochrysops bacchus) is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 22–29 mm for males and 24–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to January. There is one generation per year.[1]

The larvae feed on Selago fruticosa and Selago geniculata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  • Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Lepidochrysops bacchus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.