Lepidochrysops poseidon

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Baviaanskloof blue
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. poseidon
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops poseidon
Pringle, 1987[2]

Lepidochrysops poseidon, the Baviaanskloof blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 34–40 mm for males and 34–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from late November to February.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Lepidochrysops poseidon. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.
  2. ^ Lepidochrysops at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  3. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.