Lepidochrysops loewensteini

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Lepidochrysops loewensteini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. loewensteini
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops loewensteini
(Swanepoel, 1951)
  • Cupido loewensteini Swanepoel, 1951

Lepidochrysops loewensteini, the Loewenstein's blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa and Lesotho. It is mainly found in Lesotho and on the high slopes above Dulcie's Nek in the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 32–35 mm for males and 32–33 mm for females. Adults are on wing from January to February. There is one generation per year.[1]


  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.