Lepidochrysops wykehami

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Lepidochrysops wykehami
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lepidochrysops
Species: L. wykehami
Binomial name
Lepidochrysops wykehami
Tite, 1964

Lepidochrysops wykehami, the Wykeham's blue, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is found in the hills of the Kamieskroon area in Northern Cape.

The wingspan is 36–44 mm for males and 42–46 mm for females. Adults are on wing from late August to October. 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 wykehami. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 July 2007.