Lepidochrysops jefferyi

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Lepidochrysops jefferyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. jefferyi
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops jefferyi
(Swierstra, 1909)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena jefferyi Swierstra, 1909
  • Neochrysops jefferyi

Lepidochrysops jefferyi, the Jeffery's blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it known from grassland on the hills above Ulundi, Fairview and the Sheba Mines in Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 38–44 mm for males and 42–46 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to November. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Becium grandiflorum.

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. 
  • Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Lepidochrysops jefferyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.