Lepidochrysops titei

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Lepidochrysops titei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. titei
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops titei
Dickson, 1976

Lepidochrysops titei, the Tite's blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in the Western Cape.

The wingspan is 30–34 mm for males and 31–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to November. There is one generation per year.[1]

The larvae feed on Selago species.

References[edit]

  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 titei. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.