Lepidochrysops dukei

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Lepidochrysops dukei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. dukei
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops dukei
Cottrell, 1965[1]

Lepidochrysops dukei, the Duke's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is about 28–29 mm. Adults are on wing from August to October on low altitudes and from mid-November to January at high altitudes. There is one extended generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on weevil galls on the flowers of Selago fruticosa.

References[edit]

  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.