Lepidochrysops grahami

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Lepidochrysops grahami
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. grahami
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops grahami
(Trimen, 1893)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena grahami Trimen, 1893
  • Cupido grahami
  • Neochrysops grahami

Lepidochrysops grahami, Graham's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from the north-eastern Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from early November to January. There is one extended generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Ocimum species.

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.