Lepidochrysops penningtoni

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Lepidochrysops penningtoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. penningtoni
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops penningtoni
Dickson, 1969

Lepidochrysops penningtoni, the Pennington's blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in the Succulent Karoo of the Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 28–34 mm for males and 34–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from August to October. There is one generation per year, with the adults only emerging after rain.[2]


  1. ^ Larsen, T.B. (2011). "Lepidochrysops penningtoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T11548A3294666. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T11548A3294666.en. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.