Lepidochrysops jansei

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Lepidochrysops jansei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. jansei
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops jansei
van Someren, 1957[1]

Lepidochrysops jansei, the Janse's blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in south-central Kenya and northern Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of areas with short grass and lamiates, often on shallow soils on a rock substratum.

Adults are on wing in November and April.

The larvae feed on Lamiaceae species.


  1. ^ Lepidochrysops at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Polyommatini (part 3)