Leptotes babaulti

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Leptotes babaulti
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Leptotes
Species: L. babaulti
Binomial name
Leptotes babaulti
(Stempffer, 1935)[1]
Synonyms
  • Syntarucus babaulti Stempffer, 1935
  • Tarucus pulchra f. juncta Dufrane, 1953
  • Syntarucus babaulti f. ornata Dufrane, 1954

Leptotes babaulti, the Babault's zebra blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in the Afrotropical realm. The habitat consists of savanna bushveld at 1,000 m and riverine bush to montane grassland at 1,900 m.[2]

The wingspan is 22–29 mm for males and 26–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, with a peak from November to April.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leptotes at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Lycaenidae - Tribe Polyommatini (part 1)
  3. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.