Lepidochrysops quickelbergei

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

Lepidochrysops quickelbergei, the Quickelberge's blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in fynbos on the northern slopes of the Gydo Mountain and the Waboomsberg in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 32–36 mm for males and 36–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to late December. There is one generation per year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larsen, T.B. (2011). "Lepidochrysops quickelbergei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T11552A3294985. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T11552A3294985.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.