Lepidochrysops jamesi

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Lepidochrysops jamesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. jamesi
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops jamesi
Swanepoel, 1971[1]

Lepidochrysops jamesi, the James's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa.

The wingspan is 30–36 mm. Adults are on wing from September to early November. There is one generation per year.[2]


  • Lepidochrysops jamesi jamesi (Koedoesberg and Swaarweerberg in North Cape)
  • Lepidochrysops jamesi claassensi Dickson, 1982 (Hantamsberg in North Cape)


  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.