Lepidochrysops gydoae

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lepidochrysops gydoae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. gydoae
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops gydoae
Dickson & Wykeham, 1994[1]

Lepidochrysops gydoae, the Gydo blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is restricted to fynbos on the northern slopes of the Gydo Mountain and the Theronsberg in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 41–45 mm (1.6–1.8 in) for males and 43–46 mm (1.7–1.8 in) for females. Adults are on wing from November to January. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on Selago species.


  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.