Lepidochrysops pringlei

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Lepidochrysops pringlei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. pringlei
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops pringlei
Dickson, 1982

Lepidochrysops pringlei, the Pringle's blue, is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is restricted to the peaks of the Swartberg between Torenwater in the Eastern Cape and Seweweekspoort in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 30–34 mm for males and 36–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from early October to late November. 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. 
  • Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Lepidochrysops pringlei. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.