Lepidochrysops southeyae

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Lepidochrysops southeyae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. southeyae
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops southeyae
Pennington, 1967[1]

Lepidochrysops southeyae, the Southey's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is found in Nama Karoo in the East Cape.

The wingspan is 27–30 mm for males and 28–32 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to March. There are several generations per year, depending on rains.[2]


  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.