Lepidochrysops outeniqua

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Lepidochrysops outeniqua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. outeniqua
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops outeniqua
Swanepoel & Vári, 1983

Lepidochrysops outeniqua, the Outeniqua blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in fynbos on the Outeniqua Mountains in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 34–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from November to December. 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.