Lepidochrysops vansoni

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Lepidochrysops vansoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. vansoni
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops vansoni
(Swanepoel, 1949)[1]
Synonyms
  • Cupido vansoni Swanepoel, 1949

Lepidochrysops vansoni, the Van Son's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Limpopo in South Africa, north to Botswana and Zimbabwe.

The wingspan is 28–34 mm for males and 29–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to March. There is one generation per year, with adults emerging after rains.[2]

The larvae feed on Lantana rugosa, Becium grandiflorum and Ocimum canum.

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.