Lepidochrysops kocak

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Lepidochrysops kocak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. kocak
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops kocak
Seven, 1997[1]
  • Lycaena gigantea Trimen, 1898
  • Catochrysops hypoleucus Butler, 1898
  • Cupido giganteus
  • Catachrysops giganteus
  • Neochrysops gigantea

Lepidochrysops kocak, the giant blue, is a butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and eastern Zimbabwe.[2] The habitat consists of Brachystegia woodland in hilly terrain.

Adults feed from flowers.


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