Orachrysops mijburghi

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Orachrysops mijburghi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Orachrysops
Species: O. mijburghi
Binomial name
Orachrysops mijburghi
Henning & Henning, 1994[1]

Orachrysops mijburghi, the Mijburgh's blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from highland grassveld in the Orange Free State.

The wingspan is 31–39 mm for males and 32–38 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to December and from January to March. There are two generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Indigofera evansiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orachrysops 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.