Lepidochrysops desmondi

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Lepidochrysops desmondi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. desmondi
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops desmondi
Stempffer, 1951[1]

Lepidochrysops desmondi, the Desmond's blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in south-western Kenya, Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of Brachystegia woodland.

Both sexes are attracted to flowers. Adults are on wing year-round, with a peak in November.


  1. ^ Lepidochrysops at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Polyommatini (part 2)