Lepidochrysops puncticilia

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Lepidochrysops puncticilia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. puncticilia
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops puncticilia
(Trimen, 1883)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lycaena puncticilia Trimen, 1883
  • Neochrysops puncticilia

Lepidochrysops puncticilia, the mouse blue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in South Africa, where it is found in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 27–29 mm for males and 27–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to October in one generation at low altitudes and from October to December in mountainous areas.[2]

The larvae feed on Selago fruticosa and Dichisma species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lepidochrysops at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.