Lepidochrysops badhami

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Lepidochrysops badhami
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. badhami
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops badhami
van Son, 1956

Lepidochrysops badhami, the Badham's blue , is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in Succulent Karoo to the east of Springbok in the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 28–32 mm for males and 29–32 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to October. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Pelargonium dasyphyllum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larsen, T.B. (2011). "Lepidochrysops badhami". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T11542A3294256. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T11542A3294256.en. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  2. ^ 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 badhami. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.