Lepidochrysops victori

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Lepidochrysops victori
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. victori
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops victori
Pringle, 1984

Lepidochrysops victori, the Victor's blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is only known from four small areas on the Groot Winterberg in the Eastern Cape.

The wingspan is 31–35 mm for males and 32–36 mm for females. Adults are on wing from mid-February to the end of March. There is one generation per year.[1]

The larvae feed on Selago corymbosa.

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