Lepidochrysops rossouwi

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Lepidochrysops rossouwi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. rossouwi
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops rossouwi
Henning & Henning, 1994[1]

Lepidochrysops glauca, the Rossouw's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is restricted to grassy escarpments near the Stoffberg, Dullstroom and Lydenburg in Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 33–43 mm for males and 42–50 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to December and from January to March. There are two generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Lantana rugosa. Third and later instar larvae feed on the brood of Camponotus maculatus ants.

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.