Orachrysops montanus

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

Orachrysops montanus, the Golden Gate blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in South Africa, where it is known from montane grassland in the Golden Gate Highlands.

The wingspan is 28–36 mm for males and 24–30 mm for females. Adults are on wing from December to January. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Indigofera species.

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.